Speak to a board-certified doctor securely from your phone or computer and get medication for shingles in 15 minutes. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can appear anywhere on the body, it most often is a single stripe of blisters that wraps around the left or right side of your torso. With our same-day treatment service, you can meet with a top online doctor, get diagnosed, and receive the medication you need.
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Doctors and patients can work together to diagnose and treat shingles. PlushCare makes it easy to have a video consultation with one of our doctors who can talk to you about your symptoms and prescribe you the appropriate medication. Then, simply pick up your prescription from your local pharmacy!
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PlushCare maintains a 97% patient satisfaction rating. You can speak with a top doctor from your phone or computer, get diagnosed and prescribed shingles treatment in 15 minutes. PlushCare only employs doctors who are graduates of top 50 U.S. medical schools. We’re really proud of the care we offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are symptoms of shingles?
Symptoms of shingles include a painful red rash or stripes of blisters on the surface of the skin that may cause burning, numbness, or tingling. After a few days, the fluid-filled blisters may break open and crust over causing itching.
What causes shingles?
Shingles is a virus caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox virus), which becomes a painful rash located along various dermatomes of the skin.
What are some home remedies for shingles?
If you’re looking for simple and easy relief, try taking a cool bath, applying a cool compress, using soothing lotions and creams, and avoiding foods with excessive salt or sugar.
Is there a shingles vaccine?
Yes, a shingles vaccine is available for healthy adults 50 years and older. The vaccine is called Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine) which is a 2-dose vaccine series, separated by 2 to 6 months to prevent shingles and the complications from the disease.
What are some common treatments for shingles?
The CDC recommends that adults 50 years or older receive two doses of the shingles vaccine. Additionally, several antiviral medicines like acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir are available to treat shingles and shorten the length and severity of the illness. These medicines are most effective when taken immediately after the rash appears.
What is the best medicine for shingles?
The best medicine for shingles are antiviral medications like acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir, which shorten the length and severity of the illness.
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DR. Allan Marks has helped my daughter two times and we cannot recommend them enough. My daughter has ADHD and can't wait in a waiting room forever. This was the fastest and easiest way to get my daughter diagnosed and pick up a script. One time we used this service when no other doctor was open. Plush care was available! My daughter didn't have to even leave the house in 6 degree weather (would have made her MORE SICK). She had severe sinus infection and Dr. was not only clear and nice but looked up holiday pharmacy hours ahead of time to make sure I could pick up the script in time! AWESOME! 2nd time went just as smooth. Thank you!
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This is so easy and quick. I had a cold virus that turned into a sinus infection. I pulled over on my way to a meeting to video chat w a doctor.
He was attentive, kind, and efficient. After a few questions, he diagnosed my ailment. The call took less than 10 mins.
Prescription was at the pharmacy later that day.
I will be a client for a long time. Thank you.
I never review Apps, but this has been the quickest and most convenient doctor experience(s) I’ve ever had. It cost me no more than what I would have paid to visit an office. I’ve had two appointments and one was done in the comfort of my own living room and the second on my break at work. As a full time worker, full time student, and full time mom, the convenience cannot be beat. I met with Dr. Saremi who is very personable and kind. He immediately resolved my reasons for calling during both appointments. He was competent and trustworthy and valued my time. Can’t recommend this enough.