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Can you give some advice on what to do with shingles on my

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Can you give some advice on what to do with shingles on my arm chest and back. Ihave had it for 5 days without known it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

there are prescription medications like acyclovir or valcyclovir

antiviral medications which can shorten the length of a shingles infection.

you have to see a doctor to get these prescriptions

there are also acyclovir creams as well which can help

do you have a doctor you can see who can help you?

or you can go to an urgent care center and see a doctor who can give you a prescription for antiviral creams and pills.