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Do you recommend zostrix (capsaicin) vaccination to ease shingles symptoms?

No zostrix (capsaicin) Zoster vaccination will not help the symptoms of an active outbreak of shingles. It can help prevent future outbreaks though. Read more...
Yes. Very little downside in terms of risk, but can significantly shorten outbreak / lessen severity / reduce risk of prolonged/chronic pain syndrome (post-herpetic-neuralgia). Talk to your Dr or Pharmacist for more information. Read more...
You mean zostavax? zostrix (capsaicin) is a topical antipain medicine (capsacian). The zoster vaccine is recommended for individuals over 50 who have had chicken pox. I do rcommend it, but it isn't given for shingles symptoms but rather to prevent shingles outbreaks (or reactivation of chicken pox), remember it also is not a guarantee you won't get shingles. Read more...
No. The vaccine is to help prevent shingles. Getting the vaccine while you have shingles (or any illness) will diminish your body's response to it. When you get a vaccine, your immune system is stimulated to make antibodies against the illness you are being vaccinated for. To do this effectively, it cannot be busy dealing with a viral or bacterial infection. . Read more...
Zoster vaccine. The vaccine for Herpes zoster is for Prevention, not for treatment of zoster (shingles) or the after effects (post herpetic neuralgia). Read more...