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What Medication Is Used For Shingles

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Should I be taking any medication for shingles?

Hi, Thank you for any help you may provide. I was recently diagnosed as being HIV+. My T-cell count is around 680. I have recently been feeling some itching which led to scabbing on my buttocks. My inner thighs had the same blisters which now...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...from the internet. If the rash is on both sides of your body (or scrotum), it's usually not shingles.Before one talks about medications, the real issue would be to get a definitive diagnosis. So, contact your doctor and have her or him examine... Read more »

Shingles and New Medication

Hey, I'm a male, 25 years old, lead a healthy lifestyle, etc. I was diagnosed today with Shingles... Read more »

Shingles, magnetic couple, concerned for boyfriend

Dr. Bob, Thank you for your help and for your advise. Your answers have been very helpful and... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla

...take Sustiva, Emtriva, Truvada, Viread, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Combivir, or Trizivir, while taking Atripla, since these medications are already in Atripla or have equivalent medications. Tips: Where to begin to sing the praises of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Fuzeon

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: To date, none that are clinically... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viracept

...phenytoin, and carbamazepine (Tegretol and others), so it is important to inform your doctor if you are taking any of these medications. Mycobutin (rifabutin) dose must be decreased when used with Viracept. Prescriber may need to adjust doses of... Read more »
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Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...Hi there. I had chicken pox at 5 years old so can develop shingles. I haven't been to the doctor yet but have what I am pretty sure is shingles on the side of my chest (a pink rash which is itchy Read more »

shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
help!!! i had shingle few weeks ago but it seems recovered,however,i today felt that i have the same symptom of developing shingle the other side of my body!!! will this happen this way? anyone had this situation before? please~~~~i'm so... Read more »

shingles

Posted by tboy, 2 Replies
... last week I was diagnosed with shingles. I didn't get nearly the attention of the doctors or information I needed. Oh sure I recieved a prescription but not much information. Read more »

Shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Someone told me that shingles is one of the first indications of being HIV positive. I had shingles in 2002, and has felt fine since then. Although I do occassionally Read more »