Shingles Treatments Directory
Shingles treatments attempt to ease pain, inflammation, and prevent serious cases of shingles infection. Common treatments include pain relievers, antiviral drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, and more drugs. Other home remedies include ice, aspiring, topical creams, vitamin E, aloe vera, and more. The shingles vaccine can help control or prevent shingles outbreaks. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how shingles is treated, what medications are used, and much more.
Medicines for Shingles Treatment
If you have shingles, your doctor can prescribe drugs that might shorten how long your outbreak lasts and treatments for your pain and itching.
Simple Self-Care Tips to Ease Shingles Pain
You can’t make shingles go away, but you can give yourself some relief. Learn tips you can use at home to calm your itching, soothe your pain, and ease your mind.
What Else Helps With Shingles?
Shingles usually lasts 2 to 4 weeks and can cause pain, burning, itching, and a lot of discomfort. Some people try alternative treatments -- from acupuncture to creams -- to help them through it.
Will My Shingles Come Back?
Most people only get shingles once. But you can get it again. Be prepared by taking steps to prevent it, or ease it if it does come back.
Shingles Vaccine for Adults: Side Effects, When to Get the Shot, and More
WebMD talks about who needs a shingles vaccine, when to get it, side effects, and explains more about the vaccine.
Understanding the Shingles Vaccine
Experts talk to WebMD about a new vaccine that cuts the risk of shingles by 50%.