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My brother has shingles, he was diagnosed 3 days ago, he

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Hi my brother has shingles, he was diagnosed 3 days ago, he keeps getting fevers and then his le g hurts (whichis where the pock is) then he says his head feels like it it about to explode, my question is can I give hime a pandadine forte or something so that he can get some rest?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I would not start giving him your narcotic medicaitons

he should go see a doctor about his shingles

he could have an infection on top of his shingles infection

he might need an antibiotic if he also has a bacterial infection

his doctor can also prescribe to him pain pills and lidocaine creams to help decrease pain.

that is good he is on Famvir.

who started him on Famvir?

his doctor who diagnosed him 3 days ago should have given him a course of pain medications for him