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I have Wegeners Granulomatosis. I came down with Shingles

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I have Wegener's Granulomatosis. I came down with Shingles two days ago. My kidneys are involved in the WG. The itching from the WG is awful. Can I take an epsom salt bath? Will it help? It says on the box to ask a Dr. if you have kidney disease. I am 49. Thank you

Yes, you can use Epsom salt.

Some also find Aveeno bath helps as well.

 

Given you have Wegener's and I suspect are on immunosupressive therapy, I would also want to make sure you are taking an antiviral medication- acyclovir ( Zovirax) or Valtrex for the shingles. If you are not- please get a prescription from your doctor as soon as possible, as shingles can progress and worsen significantly in immunocompromised patients.

 

Good luck.

 

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes, i am on Imuran. But the RA dr took me off for 3 days. I am taking Acyclovir. Thank you for the help.!

OK good- I am glad you are on acyclovir.

 

Good luck.

 

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