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

Updated: Feb 11, 2021
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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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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