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My husband has had the shingles on his left hand since last

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My husband has had the shingles on his left hand since last Thursday. He went to urgent clinic on Saturday is almost finished with his meds. Still some swelling. He is going back to work on Monday can he soak it to help the healing process

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Which medicines were prescribed?

How are the sores?

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
The sores are drying up
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
But the hand is really sore

Thank you for all the information,
I am sorry for his symptoms.
It is good that he is on antivirals.
This will help to reduce the severity of disease.
Shingles is quite painful as you are aware.
Gabapentin will help with pain.
Ibuprofen or acetaminophen can be taken too.
If the blisters are oozing he can use cool compress.
A cloth or flannel cooled with water can be used.
It can be used several times a day but not more than 20 minutes at a time.
This will clean the blisters.
If there is no oozing, it is not necessary to use cool compress.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish him early recovery.
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