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Apr 29, 2007

WHAT HAS PROVEN THE BEST TREATMENT FOR A MILD CASE OF SHINGLES AT THE NECK AND THE ARMS FEMALE, 50 YRS

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Shingles is reactivation of herpes zoster (or chickenpox) virus. The treatment for shingles involves the use of acyclovir or one of it's cousins (famcilclovir [Famvir] or valacyclovir [Valtrex]). Treatment is usually effective only if started soon after the symptoms have started. BY



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