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An important message from Express Chemist

In these unprecedented times due to COVID-19 we are listening to the latest advice from the government and their health specialists. We are continuing to work in these challenging times so that we can serve the needs of our customers.

Please note that we are receiving a particularly high volume of orders, enquiries, telephone calls and emails. With a depleted team we are working exceptionally hard to process orders and respond to customer enquiries. Unfortunately it is currently taking longer to process and dispatch orders than usual, so please allow up to 5 working days for shipment.

Please also note that postal services and couriers are experiencing similar challenges so please allow longer delivery times than usual. We would be grateful if you can be patient and not contact us regarding your order before these times are up so we can reduce the pressure on our customer service team.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Keep well and stay safe.

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Shingles

image Shingles

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common viral infection of the nerves, which results in a painful rash. It can occur anywhere on the body and is caused by the Varicella zoster virus, which is the virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles is caused by a reactivation of this virus in a person that has already had chickenpox at some point. On reactivation the virus travels from the nerve roots, where it has been hibernating, via the nerve paths to the skin.

Shingles causes skin sensitivity and a burning sensation as the virus travels down the nerve paths. A rash appears 2-3 days later, which turns into blisters and can leave small scars.

Shingles is not preventable but is rarely serious. To help ease the pain and discomfort it is recommended that the rash be left uncovered and not scratched. Calamine lotion can be used to reduce the irritation and analgesics such as aspirin and paracetamol used to ease the pain. Shingles usually subsides within a month.

Shingles Products

  • Bio-Oil 25ml

    Bio-Oil 25ml

    Bio-Oil 25ml is designed to be massaged into skin daily to reduce the appearance of uneven & textured skin.

    £3.17
    (incl VAT)
    Out of stock
  • Bio-Oil 60ml

    Bio-Oil 60ml

    Bio-Oil is also effective for reducing discomfort associated with scarring, including tight, dehydrated and flaky skin.

    £8.85
    (incl VAT)
  • Bio-Oil 125ml

    Bio-Oil 125ml

    Bio-Oil helps reduce the appearance of both new and old scars, whether caused by surgery, accidents, burns, insect bites or conditions such as chickenpox or shingles.

    £14.50
    (incl VAT)
  • A. Vogel St Johns Wort Oil 100ml

    A. Vogel St Johns Wort Oil 100ml

    A. Vogel St John's Wort Oil nourishes the skin and can be used externally to help alleviate neuritis, sciatica, shingles and minor burns.

    £6.70
    (incl VAT)
  • A. Vogel Hyperiforce Tablets 60

    A. Vogel Hyperiforce Tablets 60

    • For Mild Depression • SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) • Sciatica (Nerve Pain) • Viral Infections - Shingles & cold sores •
    Hypericum tablets are made from the fresh herb tincture of St John's Wort using a unique tableting process. (Formerly known as Hypericum Tablets)

    £9.50
    (incl VAT)