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Old 07-19-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
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what medicine can I use on something that looks like shingles

what medicine can I use on something that looks like shingles

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Old 07-20-2009, 06:02 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:32 PM   #3
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Re: what medicine can I use on something that looks like shingles

I have heard that if you catch the shingles in the first 48 hrs, that there is a drug to lesson the severity

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