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 » Health Pain & Symptoms

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Treatments for post-shingles pain, also called postherpetic neuralgia, include lidocaine patches, topical herbal oils and creams, antidepressants and opioids, according to WebMD. Following an outbreak of shingles, chroni... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 »

Doctors often prescribe oral antiviral medications for the treatment of shingles, including valacyclovir, famciclovir and acyclovir, according to WebMD. These medications work to reduce the pain and duration of shingles ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

The treatment for eye blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus includes the administration of antiviral drugs such as acyclovir, famciclovir and valacyclovir, according to WebMD. Conditions such as eye blisters caused... More » Health Vision

Herpes zoster, or shingles, is treated with antiviral drugs, including acyclovir, valacyclovir and famciclovir, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They lessen pain and shorten the duration of th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions