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can shingles flare back up once you finish antiviral medications

I was diagnosed with shingles on my scalp on Sept. 27, 2015.  I was prescribed famciclovir 500 mg 3x daily.  I just finished the medication on Oct. 2, 2015 and I have noticed that there seems to be new areas on my scalp that are beginning to itch and new blisters when scratched - brings me out of my skin so to speak.  Could another dose of famciclovir be helpful???? or needed...


Related Topics: Shingles, Scalp, Itch, Blister, Skin
 

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Herpes zoster can definitely come back, but I am concerned about the accuracy of your diagnosis, so I would strongly suggest that you see a DERMATOLOGIST for an expert, second opinion before just taking the medications again.

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