1. Vaccine may prevent shingles or lessen its effects.
2. Cool wet compresses can be used to reduce pain.
3. Pain medicines(antihistamines ) mild to strong, may be needed to control pain.
4. Herpes zoster is treated with anti-viral, pain and anti-inflammatory medications.
5. Avoid contact with the skin lesions of persons with known herpes zoster infection.
6. Cimetidine medication, has been shown to lessen the severity of herpes zoster outbreaks in several different instances.