Shingles - any treatment?

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by kckndrgn, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I'm very leery of first poster links and what appear to be sales pitches. Frankly, it looks like a shill job to me. Do, if you suffer, check the product out via google rather than the link.
  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ghrit, I agree.

    My outbreak has since gone away, leaving only some red spots and some scarring from the worst of the blisters.

    Not something I want to go through again, but I know i may.
  3. Well there is a vaccine available but results are debatable. Antiviral medicines, such as acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir, to reduce the pain and the duration of shingles can be used but again the results vary from individual to individual. Sorry :(
  4. WindWarrior

    WindWarrior Sea Monkey

    It's the steroids that make you sensitive to UV (sunlight). Steroids can also irritate your stomach, cause insomnia, hyper-everything (hyper-active, hyper-sexual, hyper-weirded out). You may want to take some OTC Zantac when on steroids if you have a history of acid reflux, gastritis or ulcers.
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