3 doctors weighed in:
Can xenaderm ointment be used for shingles ?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
Xenoderm is used for wounds rather than rashes; it may provide minimal pain relief, but there are much better medications your doctor can give for shingles pain.
Xenoderm is also used for removing dead skin from wounds, which generally isn't necessary with shingles. Antiviral meds from your doc are best for treating shingles & preventing pain (post-herpetic neuralgia).

In brief: See below
Xenoderm is used for wounds rather than rashes; it may provide minimal pain relief, but there are much better medications your doctor can give for shingles pain.
Xenoderm is also used for removing dead skin from wounds, which generally isn't necessary with shingles. Antiviral meds from your doc are best for treating shingles & preventing pain (post-herpetic neuralgia).
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Thank
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Xenaderm
Xenaderm is used for wound care and healing and would not be effective for treatment for viruses.
However, the lesions as a result of shingles could be treated with xenaderm.

In brief: Xenaderm
Xenaderm is used for wound care and healing and would not be effective for treatment for viruses.
However, the lesions as a result of shingles could be treated with xenaderm.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors