Although antiviral medications are most commonly used when treating shingles-related symptoms, treatments as simple as a cool bath can provided pain relief, states Healthline. Calamine lotion is another home remedy that can soothe the pain associated with shingles.
Healthline recommends that if opting to use the cool-bath method, the water should not be too cool as this can adversely affect the rash. Two similar remedies are the use of cooling pads and a bath with oatmeal or other starch-like products. The cooling pads work much like the cool-bath option, offering relief by way of temperature control. The starch bath can often help heal irritated wounds and rashes. Lotions void of perfumes and special scents such as aloe can prove beneficial in relieving the pain and itch.