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My shingles occur quite often. They started when I was about

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My shingles occur quite often. They started when I was about 40 and I am now 85. One bout cleared up last week and now further blisters and pain have happened on a bigger scale than before. Can you offer any advice, please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I noticed you had difficulty entering chat mode Ruth
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I would recommend a daily anti viral pill to stop attacks
This is done with many viral syndromes like herpes.
I would take valcyclovir 500 mg daily every day
this will stop attacks