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How do you treat shingles?

Page last updated 21 June 2018

If you manage to see your doctor within 3 days of the onset of shingles, there are treatments your doctor may consider to help shorten the length and severity of symptoms. Pain relieving medications may be required – your doctor will advise how best to manage the symptoms of shingles.

Sources & Citations

  1. Australian Government, Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Australian Government, Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. Zoster (herpes zoster). Available at: http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home~handbook10part4~handbook10-4-24 (accessed 16 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0180 - Date of preparation May 2018

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