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Shingles (infection)

How do you stop reoccurring outbreaks of shingles?

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July 16, 2015 7:22PM

There is no known way to prevent outbreaks of shingles. The disease has been treated with acyclovir, taken five times daily, or given intravenously in severe cases. Two newer drugs, famciclovir and galaciclovir, seem to be more effective against the pain of shingles and need to be taken only three times each day.

L-Lysine supplements might help since Shingles is a herpes virus. I know that it really helps prevent cold sores.