Treatment of Shingles

Our platform has an image upload feature that is extremely helpful for both providers and patients. With this feature, our physicians can get a precise, detailed look at your outbreak before the visit even begins. This feature is also very useful to see how your shingles have progressed.

If your rash has been present for a few days and you have a picture from the first day, it is helpful for our providers to see the comparison. If your outbreak is on your face, this feature is specifically useful for those who wear makeup – you can take a picture when you have a clean face, save it, and upload it before your visit! For best results we recommend pictures be taken in bright, natural light, close to the outbreak, and from a few different angles. If you can give a size perspective, like laying a dime near the rash, this can be extremely helpful, as well.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will go over the risks and benefits of the various treatment plans. Treatment for shingles is different depending on the severity.

Options for treatment of shingles may include:

  • An antiviral drug
  • Aluminum acetate
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Nerve pain medication