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Bathing with shingles

Patient: 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: Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor.If there is an itch, antihistaminics like Levocetirizine are advised for symptomati c 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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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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