Shingles

Treatment

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1. If you get to a healthcare provider within 72 hours of a shingles outbreak, the healthcare provider may give you




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If you get to a healthcare provider within 72 hours of a shingles outbreak, the healthcare provider may give you antivirals. Shingles is caused by a virus, and the antivirals weaken the virus. Antibiotics would not be effective unless you also had a bacterial infection. Vitamins would be useful only if you had a vitamin deficiency; they would have no effect on the virus.