Is getting rest along with medication an effective method to treat shingles?

You will feel ill when you have shingles - so getting rest is very important. You cannot "treat" shingles with rest though - but your symptoms will be less if you can rest. shingles is a form of chicken pox in that its caused by same virus. A healthy diet to boost the immune system is advisable, fruit and vegetables. kiwis are fullof vitamin C providing twice as much as an orange. Shingles will run their course and will make you tired. Yes it is wise to rest as well as ensure you eat a healthy diet. Continue to see your GP so the situation can be monitored