Shingles

Find Ease from Debilitating Symptoms of Shingles!

Recover from shingles with Pharmacy First. Our skilled pharmacists provide you with expert care and support for shingles treatment.

What is Shingles?

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a virus that makes a painful rash. It comes from the same virus as chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus. After having chickenpox, the virus can stay inactive and later cause shingles.

Signs of Shingles

Shingles symptoms include persistent pain, skin sores, and itching. Identifying these signals is vital to ensure prompt treatment and speed up the path to recovery.

Symptoms of shingles include:

Pain or tingling

Sensations often precede the appearance of the rash.

Red rash

A distinctive rash appears, usually on one side of the body or face.

Blisters

Fluid-filled blisters develop along the rash.

Itching

The affected area may be intensely itchy.

Flu-like symptoms

Fever, headache, and fatigue may accompany the rash.

Sinus Headache

A dull, throbbing ache in the head.

How Can Pharmacy To My Door Help?

At Pharmacy To My Door, our pharmacists play a crucial role in supporting shingles treatment, offering invaluable assistance in the following ways:

Treatment of shingles includes the following-

Expert Guidance

Product Recommendations

Prescription Services (when clinically necessary)

Referral Assistance

Preventive Strategies

Postherpetic Neuralgia Management

For persistent pain after shingles rash heals, medications like antidepressants or anticonvulsants may be prescribed to manage nerve pain.
Understanding the specific cause aids in devising an effective treatment plan.

Pharmacy First can be easily accessed online by the residents of Shipston-on-Stour and surrounding areas, including Wellesbourne, Bloxham, Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton, Banbury, Warwick, Brailes, Warwickshire, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kineton, and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Contact us to schedule an online consultation today.

Treatments may vary based on the cause, including:

Decongestants

Over-the-counter medications to reduce nasal congestion.

Antibiotics

If the cause is bacterial, as identified through our consultations.

Nasal Sprays

To alleviate congestion and inflammation.

Steam Inhalation

A natural remedy for sinus relief.

Pain Relievers

Over-the-counter medications for pain management.

Dental Pain

Discomfort in the teeth, often mistaken for dental issues.
Pharmacy To My Door is your dedicated partner in achieving sinusitis relief. Our commitment to providing you effective healthcare solutions, ensures that you can breathe freely. Contact us to schedule an online consultation today and experience the Pharmacy First service difference.
Our services are available to the residents of Shipston-on-Stour and the surrounding areas including Wellesbourne, Bloxham, Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton, Banbury, Warwick, Brailes, Warwickshire, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kineton, and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Wondering what will work best for you? 

Don’t hesitate – speak to our pharmacist for personalised advice on sinusitis relief!

What are some effective home remedies for Sinusitis?

Sinusitis can be caused by various factors, and it’s important to identify these triggers for personalised care.

Humidification

Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.

Warm Compresses

Apply warm compresses to alleviate facial pain.

Hydration

Maintain adequate fluid intake.

Saline Nasal Irrigation

Rinse nasal passages with a saline solution.

Rest

Allow your body ample time for rest and recovery.

Wondering what will work best for you? 

Don’t hesitate – speak to our pharmacist for personalised advice on sinusitis relief!

FAQs

Shingles can reoccur due to factors like ageing, a weakened immune system, or stress.

Shingles can reoccur due to factors like ageing, a weakened immune system, or stress. 

The shingles vaccine is available and recommended for adults over a certain age to reduce the risk of developing shingles. 

Yes, shingles can be contagious, but only to those who have not previously had chickenpox or received the vaccination. Transmission occurs through direct contact with the fluid from shingles blisters, which can spread the varicella-zoster virus and induce chickenpox in susceptible individuals.

The rash typically lasts 2 to 4 weeks, and prompt treatment can help alleviate symptoms. 

In some cases, shingles can lead to complications such as postherpetic neuralgia (persistent pain) or bacterial skin infections.