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I️ have a small rash of shingles on my lower left back. I️

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Hi, I️ have a...

Hi, I️ have a small rash of shingles on my lower left back. I️ left my calomine lotion at work. Can I put betadine antiseptic on it?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Nothing. Just a rash thankfully

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

Not really

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Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

I understand your concern.

Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. There is no cure for shingles.

Betadine is usually not prescribed for shingles rash.

The usual line of treatment may include

Anti viral medications

Calamine Lotion

Medications like pregabalin may be prescribed in patients with Post Herpetic Neuralgia.

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