By: Elena Grace Flores
Herpes zoster or Shingles is a skin disease caused by the varicella zoster virus, nothing to do with sexual diseases but the virus is similar to what causes chicken pox. Pain, burning or tingling, that progresses to blisters or rash are the symptoms. Medicines for this without prescription address pain or basically pain relievers.
Wet compresses with aluminum acetate solution, applied for 20 minutes several times a day, can soothe and clean the blistered areas. Capsaicin creams (such as Zostrix) provide pain relief for about 75% of people who still have pain after the blisters disappear. Click here to see direct source: http://www.drugstore.com/over-the-counter-treatment-for-shingles/qxc295187
According to drugstore.com: You typically need to apply the capsaicin cream three to five times a day for up to four weeks before you see the full benefits. Over-the-counter pain medicines like ibuprofen and acetaminophen can also help relieve the pain. In some cases, stronger prescription medications are necessary.