What are the goals of therapy for herpes zoster (shingles)?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Answer

The goals of therapy are as follows:

  • To shorten the clinical course

  • To provide analgesia

  • To prevent complications

  • To decrease the incidence of PHN


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