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Hello, I was diagnosed with shingles yesterday I am in

Patient: Hello, I was diagnosed with shingles yesterday. I am in a lot of pain and cannot sleep. It is 2:30 am and I just want to et a good nights rest.any advice?

 

 

Symptoms: Itchy,pain

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.Pain medication is not always recommended when you have shingles or Chicken pox. Please see a Doctor to confirm if you can take the medication.You can use calamine lotion or ice the areas of itching to help prevent the infection.Hope this helps you. All the best.

 


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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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