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Is acyclovir ointment ok to use

Patient: I have shingles and an taking valacyclovir orally but also have Acylovir cream for my herpes. I saw this was also good for shingles but another place said not to use creams.Is it wise to use the Acyclovir ointment ? it seems to be helping dry out the rash.

 

 

Symptoms: Shingles rash

 

 

Doctor:

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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