Bathing with shingles

Patient

Q: My girlfriend has shingles & I want to know if taking a hot bath & soaking in tub is better to aid with the itching & burning of the shingles blisters or is it better to take a shower?

Symptoms:  Have shingles
Doctor

A:   Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor.

If there is an itch, antihistaminics like Levocetirizine are advised for symptomatic relief.
Bathing in the tub or taking shower doesn't make any difference on itch.
For shingles, antiviRals like Acyclovir is advised.
Visit your Doctor so that he can examine you and give you a prescription accordingly.
You can share my opinion with him.

I hope it helps.
Take care

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