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Su. I have been diagnosed with shingles for the past 4

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Hello Dr. Su.
I have been diagnosed with shingles for the past 4 weeks. I was on high dose of prednisone and anti viral meds. Done with the rashes are clear but a few still not healed completely and I am still in lot of pain. Someone told me that Grisovin can help. Please advise. I am miserable.
Thank you,
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

Grisovin is an oral antifungal used to treat ringworm and won't help

pain from shingles can be helped by nerve pain medications like neurontin (gabapentin) or lyrica (pregabalin). these are prescription medications and your doctor can start you on it.

also lidocaine cream 3% and lidocaine ointment 5% on the area of your prior rash can help.

acyclovir antiviral ointment can also help kill virus and help the rest of the rash to get better.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

do you have other questions?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

This could be a secondary bacterial infection

Do you have a picture?