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Acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen are commonly recommended to minimize the pain associated with a shingles outbreak, according to WebMD. In some cases, ongoing pain medication may be needed to manage pain for months o... More »

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An individual gets shingles pain when herpes zoster, the chickenpox virus, comes out of hibernation due to stress or a weakened immune system, explains WebMD. Because the virus stays at nerve roots, it can become quite p... More »

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Initial treatment of shingles pain includes over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen combined with antiviral drugs, including valacyclovir, famciclovir or acyclovir, and topical antibiotic cre... More »

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According to WebMD, treatment for shingles commonly involves the use of antiviral medications, such as valacyclovir, famciclovir and acyclovir, to reduce the duration of the outbreak; over-the-counter medications, such a... More »

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Individuals suffering from bunions may seek relief at home by applying ice to the joint or taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin, according to WebMD. They should also wear roomy shoes w... More »

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Doctors prescribe antiviral drugs to relieve pain and reduce the duration of a shingles outbreak, according to WebMD. Topical medications, antidepressants and pain relievers are also used to treat long-term pain caused b... More »

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Antidepressant, anticonvulsant and opioid medications relieve long-lasting pain after a shingles outbreak, according to WebMD. Over-the-counter topical anesthetics that contain benzocaine or capsaicin may help as well. A... More »

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