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24 Aug 2007

I there i have a skin problem that only comes out in the summer on my neck, in afrikaans they caal it 'Roos" not sure about the english name, what can I sure to controle this problem as It's really sore.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Thys

Thank you for visiting

It sound like if you are suffering from Herpes Zoster (Gordelroos). I suggest that you start using Famciclovir 500mg 8 hourly for 7 to 10 days, as soon as the attack starts. This drug will shorten the period of an attack, as well as prolonging the period between attacks.

Kind regards

Dr Anrich Burger
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