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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for shingles

Today is day number 5 on my shingles outbreak I ve been pretty good with keep pain to a minimum with the use of vitamins and apple cider vinegar topically as well as drinking it 3-5 times a day cause I understand it s antiviral. It s not turning black and & have black dots in the middle what stage is this is it almost over & healing?
Mon, 2 May 2016
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Hello. Welcome to I have read your query. I understand your concern. The usual course of shingles is eruption of new vesicles for first 4-6 days followed by healing with formation of crust. I hope it helps. Take care
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