I saw a blog about shingles treatment in Europe. They are taking Bromelain (an anti-inflamitory made from pinapple) and Papaya Enzymes (digestive aid). I suffered from re-occurances of shingles for 5 years, but when I started taking 1 Bromelain per day and Papaya Enzymes after each meal (following the directions on the bottle), the symptoms were gone in less than 48 hours! I am now free of all the shingle symptoms. Both items are sold in most health food stores or on line where other vitamins and herbs are sold. Hope this helps someone else as well as it has helped me.