Re: what medicine can I use on something that looks like shingles
If it is in fact shingles, docs use the same meds to treat herpes - acyclovir.
If you are talking about over the counter things (?) - calamine lotion can be used to help soothe/dry up shingle blisters.
Have you been diagnosed by a doctor as having shingles? Shingles can be very painful and can be contagious to anyone (like young children) who have not had chickenpox yet.
HSV-2 positive. Found out 9-27-07. Flu-like symptom 6-7-07.
Year one outbreaks Sep Oct Nov Dec Apr Jun. Ugh.
Year two outbreaks Dec Apr/May