Standard clinical treatment for herpes zoster is described well in the following zoster treatment video:
A useful chart, providing clinical treatment options for acute Herpes zoster, is provided in the figure below. This is a condensation of the International Herpes Management Forum treatment recommendations for herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia. This "treatment flow chart" is an adaptation courtesy of Dr. Robert W. Johnson, "Herpes Zoster in the Immunocompetent Patient: Management of Post-herpetic Neuralgia", Herpes 10:2, 2003. Use the slider bars to access various parts of this chart.