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Shingles

This blistering rash can be painful, itchy, or burning, and may appear anywhere on the body. Shingles can affect people at any age. Pregnant women, unvaccinated children and those who never had chickenpox are at greater risk if exposed to someone with shingles. Treatment can relieve your symptoms and limit complications as well as reduce the spread of the infection.

Online shingles treatment.

  • Quick online doctor visits
  • No appointment needed
  • Complete your visit in minutes without video or voice calls
  • Receive same day treatment with an effective shingles medication regimen
  • Oral prescription therapy improves symptoms and reduces length of rash. Common Rxs:
    • Valacyclovir (Valtrex®)
    • Acyclovir
    • Prednisone

  • Doctor's note only available with "Visit & Note" selection

What causes shingles?

  • After infection with chickenpox, the Varicella Zoster virus remains inactive within the nervous system
  • The virus can reactivate then travel through a nerve toward the skin, causing the rash to appear
  • Triggers may be other illnesses, stress, or no trigger at all

Features of shingles:

  • Burning or tingling pain may start days before the rash, and may last for months after the rash resolves
  • The rash usually appears as groups of blisters on a reddish patch of skin
  • It is typically found on one side of the head, neck, torso, or a limb, and should not cross the midline
  • The rash may burn, itch, tingle, or ache intensely
  • The blisters may leak fluid which contains active and contagious virus particles
  • The rash may become infected with bacteria like Staph or Strep

What can I expect?

  • Our online assessment will help determine if you are a good candidate for treatment
  • Treatment with antiviral medication reduces the duration of the rash
  • Treatment with steroid medication, and other anti-inflammatory medication, improves pain and reduces nerve irritation after the rash resolves
  • Limit your symptoms and get treatment now. Earlier treatment is more effective than delayed care. Even with treatment, pain may persist for weeks or longer
  • Just answer a few questions to get started with your online visit
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Step 1

Select a treatment or medical service on MDAnywhere.com

Begin by selecting one of our many available services. If you need some guidance, detailed descriptions of the services and their respective treatments or tests are available for your review. Consultation fees from $29.

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Step 2

Tell us about your visit including any symptoms and medical history

Our online assessments average 5 minutes and will determine if you are a good candidate for immediate medical care. We will never share your protected health information with anyone but your medical team.

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Step 3

Complete your health profile by entering contact, pharmacy and billing information

The medical team will review your visit after checkout and build a treatment plan which may include prescriptions, lab orders, aftercare instructions, and/or a doctor's note. If more information is needed you will be contacted.

On your initial visit, remember to verify your email address/account by clicking on the MDAnywhere link in your inbox.

Confirmation that a new visit has been submitted to the medical team occurs upon receipt of a request for treatment confirmation email.

The medical team will contact you using our secure messaging system. Enable text messaging for the quickest service.

What happens next?

  • Create an MDAnywhere account. Required on your first visit only and can be completed at any time, even in advance
  • Complete your online visit by answering a few medical interview questions and providing your medical history & billing information
  • Remember, you do not need insurance or an appointment to complete your visit
  • Once these two steps are complete AND you have received your treatment request confirmation, a physician will review your entire visit
  • Your treatment plan will be shared with you minutes after the physician reviews your request
  • You will be notified if there is any additional information needed
  • Remember to routinely check for new messages in your patient portal as this will expedite your care
  • You may message your doctor at any time after completing your treatment request
  • Any necessary prescriptions or vaccine orders will be sent electronically to your pharmacy
  • A visit summary with any new/refilled prescriptions or lab/vaccine orders will be sent directly to you for added convenience
  • Any necessary doctor's notes will be in the messages section of your portal by the end of the day, if not sooner
  • If, at any point, online treatment is not recommended, you will not be charged
  • Rest assured, your private information will be protected, stored securely, and kept confidential (HIPAA compliant)

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What we proudly are:

A low cost, high quality, and patient centered telemedicine service that provides quick patient visits and treatment. A healthcare alternative that makes sense. We provide upfront pricing and affordable visit fees. The MDAnywhere team strives to establish new partnerships that bring even more value to our patients.

What we absolutely are not:

What differentiates us from other telemedicine sites is simple:  MDAnywhere is here for YOU. We are not a pharmacy. We won't sell you on any medications. We do not sell, deliver, or profit from pharmaceuticals.

We take great pride in delivering care when it is convenient for you. Unlike many telemedicine sites, we do not limit our services to standard business hours.


The MDAnywhere team provides affordable medical care and extended hours every day! The medical team reviews requests from 7 am - 11 pm EST every day of the year. All medical evaluations are provided by Access Medical Associates, PLLC.

The information displayed on this page is for informational purposes only and is not medical opinion or advice.