What is Shingles?

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles is characterised by a painful rash that typically appears on one side of the body or face. It is more common in older adults and individuals with weakened immune systems. 

Symptoms of Shingles

Common signs of shingles include: 

Home Treatment for Shingles

Before visiting Aroga Pharmacy, you can try these home treatments to alleviate shingles symptoms: 

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Keep the Rash Clean and Dry

To prevent secondary infections.

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Cool Compresses

Applying cool, wet compresses can help reduce pain and itching.

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Calamine Lotion

This can help soothe the rash.

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Pain Relievers

OTC pain medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help manage pain.

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Rest

Ensure you get plenty of rest to help your body fight the virus.

What to Expect During Treatment?

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How Aroga Pharmacy Can Help?

If your symptoms persist despite home care, turn to Aroga Pharmacy. Serving East Burnham, Farnham Common, Farnham Royal, Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Hedgerley, Stoke Poges, and Taplow, our pharmacists provide expert advice and effective treatments to get you back on track.

Prescription Medications

Antiviral medications can help reduce the severity and duration of the illness if taken early. 

Pain Management

Prescription pain relievers or nerve pain medications may be prescribed for severe pain. 

Topical Treatments

Medicated creams or patches to help relieve pain and itching. 

Expert Advice

Our knowledgeable pharmacists can recommend the best treatment options based on your symptoms.  

When to Visit the Pharmacy?

Consider visiting Aroga Pharmacy if: 

Aroga Pharmacy is dedicated to providing exceptional care for shingles and other health concerns. Residents of East Burnham, Farnham Common, Farnham Royal, Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Hedgerley, Stoke Poges, and Taplow can rely on our team for expert advice and effective shingles treatment.