There are no treatments to cure shingles. Rather, the goals of treatment include:

  • Shortening the length of the illness
  • Preventing shingles by using the ]]>shingles vaccine]]>
  • Preventing complications, such as postherpetic neuralgia
  • Relieving/reducing pain and discomfort
  • Preventing the rash from becoming infected

Treatment involves the following:

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At this time, there are no surgical procedures for the treatment of shingles.