Is the voltaren gel good for shingles?

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15 May 2011

Voltaren gel is a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory gel usually used to treat
pain and inflammation associated with muscles and joints.
It is not typically used to treat shingles pain - check with your doctor though.
Are you wanting to treat post-shingles pain?
Have you tried Lidoderm (a topical anesthetic) or Capsaicin cream?
Talk with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

http://www.drugs.com/enc/shingles.html

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