Patient: Hello, I was diagnosed with shingles yesterday. I am in a lot of pain and cannot sleep. It is 2:30 am and I just want to et a good nights rest.any advice?
Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.Pain medication is not always recommended when you have shingles or Chicken pox. Please see a Doctor to confirm if you can take the medication.You can use calamine lotion or ice the areas of itching to help prevent the infection.Hope this helps you. All the best.