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Home Remedies for Shingles

Shingles Home RemedyShingles are a nuisance to people as they cause painful blisters to form on the surface of the epidermis, although it is best to ask advise from a physician if you are afflicted with shingles there are also a couple of home remedies may be helpful in alleviating the pain.

Common drugs such as aspirin are popularly used to quell both inflammation and pain. Acetaminophen is an alternative to the previously mentioned medication that can also stem the soreness although it doesn’t work as an anti inflammatory.

If these are not effective then go to see a licensed physician for a diagnosis and proper prognosis of your situation. External creams can also be soothing and can provide a fast cure.

However before applying any cream to the affected area you should first consult your doctor to ensure you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients in the cream or you might end up worse for wear and end up spending more on therapy. You can test treating a small patch of skin around the affected area before applying it to the whole area.

Using the numbing effects of the cold can sometimes work too, cold water can assist to numb the pain as the nerve receptors are affected by the cold, and this is also a common treatment that athletes use to treat sprained muscles. To ensure effectiveness use a damp cloth to cover up before applying freezing cold water to the area. Water can be replaced with other liquids such as cold milk, as the alkaline milk will also help to sterilize the stricken.

Remember don’t press the boils that appear, rest assured your resolve will be severely tested as the temptation to squeeze them into oblivion gnaws at your soul but be forewarned that if you do succumb to temptation you may end up with ugly pot marks or get worse. Be considerate and stay away from people who are at sickly that will easily contract this disease from you.

Lingering pain caused by shingles can be occasionally treated with an special cream that is heaty from chilli extract which hopefully will lessen the pain. Make very sure that the treatment is suitable for you as there is sometimes severe discomfort during initial treatment that is often associated with this.

Calming yourself is another good remedy to ease the discomfort cause by the shingles, through a number of methods such as yoga or contemplation. Experts differ in opinion on the effects of self calming but they generally agree that calming yourself will aid your own body in self healing.

Another therapy that may offer solace is a radical therapy that uses electrical pulses to inhibit the transmission of pain through your neurons from reaching the brain. Drugs that stop depression can be effective but you have to get your doctor’s advice before trying them as they are prone to abuse and thus you cant buy these drugs without a written prescription from a doctor.

If all else fails visit a pain clinic and the staff there will help choose the best remedy for your malady which may even involve surgery though this is a procedure that should only be attempted as a last resort when you have no other choice left.

So there you have a number of possible home remedies for shingles. Hopefully this article will come in handy for you to treat shingles.

Disclaimer: Information provided on this site is for educational purposes. The information in not given as medical advice nor is it intended to propose or offers to propose a cure for any disease or condition. Before starting any medical treatment, please consult your physician.

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