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The varicella-zoster virus causes shingles, and doctors treat the condition using prescription antiviral medications. They also may prescribe medication to help reduce a patient's pain. Antiviral medications help reduce ...

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Doctors prescribe antiviral drugs to relieve pain and reduce the duration of a shingles outbreak, according to WebMD. Topical medications, antidepressants and pain relievers are also used to treat long-term pain caused b...

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Because there is no cure for chronic shingles, doctors can only treat the symptoms with antiviral drugs and other medications, says the Mayo Clinic. These medications help to speed healing after flare-ups and control the...

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Treatments for chickenpox primarily focus on treating the symptoms unless the condition has spread to the lungs or the brain, in which prescription medications such as Zovirax and Varizig are administered to shorten the ...

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The varicella-zoster virus triggers shingles in people who previously had chickenpox, Medical News Today states. After a chickenpox infection, the virus stays in the central nervous system in a dormant state for years. I...

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Internal shingles treatments, such as prescribed antiviral medications, work best when taken 24 to 72 hours after the shingles rash appears, according to National Shingles Foundation. Acyclovir, famciclovir and valaciclo...

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Treatments available for vasomotor rhinitis include nasal irrigation and using nonprescription and prescription medications, according to WebMD. Some patients obtain relief from combining nasal glucocorticoids, such as m...

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