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What medications to Dr's prescribe for shingles? Son in-law.

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What medications to Dr's...

What medications to Dr's prescribe for shingles?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

This is for my son in-law. he has been diagnosed with shingles, but there is no outside rash

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No allergies, but he is experiencing pain in his back, and his Dr. said it could be internal shingles

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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

Shingles is caused by Varicella zoster virus (VZV).Herpes Zoster virus lies dormant in the main body of our peripheral nerves after childhood chickenpox.It is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus that remains dormant in the nerve roots.

Antiviral medication medicines such as acyclovir (Zovirax ) should be started ASAP preferrably in first 48 hours.The medicine can reduce the duration of the attack and prevent it spreading.Cool compresses and anti-itching lotions, such as calamine lotion provides relief.

So my best advise for your son-in-law is to make an appointment with his doctor for the prescription of anti-viral medications accordingly. This will help him greatly.

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