PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What can you do to relieve shingles symptoms?

ANSWER

You can’t make an outbreak of shingles go away any faster, but you can find relief from the pain and itching that the rash causes and make yourself more comfortable.

  • Oatmeal bath
  • Cold compress
  • Loose clothing
  • Calamine lotion
  • Support your body's efforts
  • Distract yourself
  • Lower your stress

From: 7 Simple Self-Care Tips for Shingles WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Shingles.”

National Health Service (NHS): “Shingles.”

CDC: “Shingles (Herpes Zoster).”

PubMed: “Colloidal Oatmeal: history, chemistry, and clinical properties.”

NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “Shingles: Hope Through Research.”

NIH, National Institute on Aging, “Shingles.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Management.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 13, 2016

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Shingles.”

National Health Service (NHS): “Shingles.”

CDC: “Shingles (Herpes Zoster).”

PubMed: “Colloidal Oatmeal: history, chemistry, and clinical properties.”

NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “Shingles: Hope Through Research.”

NIH, National Institute on Aging, “Shingles.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Management.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 13, 2016

NEXT QUESTION:

Are cold compresses good for shingles?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.