Remedies for Shingles
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
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
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
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.
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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.