Most cases an antiviral medicine is used for shingles treatment. Dr. David Myers, a local dermatologist in Lehi, Utah, will also commonly prescribe medicine that helps prevents post-herpetic neuralgia as a shingle treatment, a condition where a painful sensation persists over the area where the rash was.
It is important not to open your blisters even when they become painful. Instead, compress the blisters or crusts for 10 minutes twice daily with a mixture of one-quarter cup white vinegar and two quarts of lukewarm water for relief. If you do pick at the blisters and your skin becomes dry and cracked, you can rub a small amount of petroleum (plain Vaseline) 3 – 4 times a day to the affected area.
If you have questions concerning Shingles, Shingles Treatment or Herpes Zoster, call our office and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. David Myers. At your visit, Dr. Myers will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan for your condition.