Shingles Causes, Symptoms And Types Note to self: I had shingles, and used an old country Dr's advice to get rid of them. I took vitamin B12! In addition, I applied TeaTree Oil topically, for the itching. I think I headed mine off before they got all the pus-filled pouches. (I had been diagnosed by my doctor, and I had a severe allergic reaction to the medicine he prescribed.) My brother & sister had it at the same time I did. My sister took my advice about the B12 & TT Oil. We were fine!