I have had shingles for about 2 years, is there anything else I can take besides what I take for nerve pain? They are no longer blisters but still red and painful. They are mainly on my back.


I know sometime Carbamazepine or Gabapentin are sometimes given for nerve pain, although they are anticonvulsive drugs. I am not sure they are prescibed for Shingles. Ask your doctor what he can give you for that pain. I do think there may be some over the counter ointments or creams available, and the pharmacist can advise you on that.

Updated on April 15, 2018

Original Article:

Shingles - A Serious and Painful Disease
By Pamela Oglesby