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Shingles or herpes zoster would need the start of oral anti-viral treatment of Acyclovir in the dose of 800 mg five times a day for 2 weeks along with acyclovir eye ointment to be applied five times a day.
Since I don't practice homeopathy, I would not be able to comment on it. But in allopathy, the above treatment is followed universally.
Anti-viral treatment should be started as early as possible to prevent the possibility of post-herpetic neuralgia(PHN).
Lesions on forehead began erupting 7 days ago, followed by more eruptions & swelling (lower forehead, above left eye & on bridge of nose) 3 das ago. Too late to begin anti-virals?
No, you can still start with the anti-viral treatment as explained earlier.
I have IBS & have already lost over 1 lb.since this outbreak began. Any danger of anti-virals making things worse? Can I get the anti-viral eye ointment without a prescription?
Can I get the anti-viral eye ointment without a prescription? Will anti-virals make my IBS worse?
No , acyclovir eye ointment is not available over the counter as it is a prescription medicine. But it can be given by a ophthalmologist or GP or physician or even a dermatologist depending on whom you would want to consult for the herpes zoster infection.
OK -- thanks for your advice. Have a good day.