Hello, I was diagnosed with shingles yesterday I am in

Patient

Q: 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

A:   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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