It’s difficult to answer this question as the disease has various causes but what is common among all shingles-infection types is the re-occurrence of the virus. Shingles in children can be so severe that they may not be able to walk or even stand. Most of the time, their pediatrician will recommend that they take their child to a hospital for proper diagnosis. The question remains, how does one get rid of shingles without having to endure the pain and inconvenience of a hospital stay.