I found this cream to be EXTREMELY helpful with the pain of shingles, and then AFTER the dreadful pain came the horrendous itching. This cream was very helpful. I put more on then the recommended dosage because it was at the base of my back from middle to the right hip to a little bit on my stomach, not being able to wear clothing, I just wrapped sheets around myself and (thank goodness it was summer, living in PA, winter is no time to just have sheets wrapped around) knew some would rub off, so I used more. I was VERY thankful for this cream, nothing else worked on shingles.
The end. Thank goodness.