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I want to know if there is anything to help the recurrence

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I want to know if there is anything to help the recurrence of shingles. It is always on the same area on my lower back
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Yes there are few options to stop shingles.
1. Shingles vaccine --there is a vaccine available very successful in preventing recurrent attacks.
2. Medication-- Valacyclovir 500 mg daily of Acyclovir 400 m daily can be taken to prevent recurrent attacks.
3. Natural supplement-- L Lysine 200 mg daily and Garlic capsules 400 mg daily may be helpful in preventing shingles attacks by boosting your immunity.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Hi I answered your other question
there is very little evidence that a shingles vaccine will prevent subsequent attacks.
Also very little data for L LYsine or garlic
The only thing that will prevent them is an antiviral like valcyclovir 500 mg per day
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