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What is Shingles: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Treatment for Shingles

Treatment

Shingles is incurable although disease severeness can be reduced by administration of appropriate antiviral agents targeting the Varicella-Zoster virus. Approved antiviral used for management of Shingles are:

  • Acyclovir
  • Valacyclovir
  • Famciclovir

SYMPTOMATIC MANAGEMENT

  • Pain associated with Shingles can be alleviated by use of Analgesics
  • Alternative remedies can also be employed to reduce itching associated with rash. These include; wet compressions, calamine lotion, or light massage with neem tree leaves.