Ways to Reduce Shingles Symptoms and Pain

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If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you’re at risk for developing shingles. It’s a viral infection that isn’t usually serious, but it can be obnoxious. Symptoms include a painful rash, burning, numbness, tingling, sensitivity to touch, redness and fluid-filled blisters. Some people may experience fatigue, headache, fever and sensitivity to light. Your doctor may prescribe some antiviral medications, along with some medications to help ease the pain. However, there are also some things you can do at home to soothe and reduce shingles symptoms and pain.