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9 Home Remedies For Shingles

Remedies For Shingles

Shingles is a skin disease that is caused by a virus and it is the same virus that causes the problem of chicken pox. Once the chicken pox is treated, the virus however still remains in the body. Some factors reactivate the virus as a result of which the problem of shingles occurs. A lot of people face this problem but the person who already have had faced chicken pox is at a higher risk of developing shingles. The main symptoms of the problem include red rashes over the skin that cause pain and inflammation which in followed by burning sensation. Other symptoms of the problem are head ache, fatigue, body pain and fever. Other factors such as weak immunity, cancer, leukemia etc can also trigger shingles. It is very important to treat the problem otherwise the res rashes take the form of blisters which are even more painful.

Here Are Some Of The Very Effective Remedies To Treat The Problem Of Shingles:

Water

Water is very helpful in getting relief from the pain caused by the problem of blisters. All you need is to soak a towel in cold water. Place the towel over the blister only after removing the extra water from it. Let it be there for about 15 to 20 minutes and then repeat until you get relief.

Water

*it is advisable to avoid using too cold water for this process.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar effectively helps in treating the problem of shingles. It helps in reducing the problem of itching and inflammation plus its anti viral properties help in healing the problem at a faster rate. All you need is to mi some apple cider vinegar to water to form a mixture. Use a cotton ball to apply this mixture over the affected areas and leave the solution until it dries completely. It is advisable to repeat this process 3 to 4 times in a day to get relief.

Apple cider vinegar

Garlic

The anti viral properties of garlic help in reducing the symptoms of the problem. Make a paste by grinding few garlic cloves and apply it over the affected area and leave for 5 minutes followed by rinsing with lukewarm water.

Garlic

Aloe Vera

The healing properties of aloe vera help in reducing the symptoms like itching, pain and inflammation and treat the problem effectively. Apply some fresh aloe vera gel over the affected area and rinse off after half an hour or so.

Aloe vera

Honey

The natural properties of honey help in reducing blisters from the skin. Not only this, the use of honey helps in soothing the skin and reduces the problem completely. All you need is to apply honey over the affected area and cover in using some cloth or bandages. It is advisable to apply fresh honey after every few hours to get better results.

Honey

Sea Salt

The anti septic properties of sea salt helps in treating shingles. Not only this, sea salt is very effective in treating blisters. All you need is to mix some sea salt in water and apply this mixture over the affected areas using a cotton ball. Repeat 2 to 3 times in day to get relief.

Sea salt

Oatmeal

Oatmeal helps in reducing pain and inflammation. Mix oatmeal powder to your bath water (warm water is preferred) and soak your body in it for 5 to 10 minutes to get relief. It is advisable to repeat this remedy 3 to 4 times in a day to get better results.

Oatmeal

Coconut Oil

The anti viral and anti inflammatory properties of coconut oil are very useful in treating the problem. All you need is to apply some warm coconut oil over the affected areas after every few hours to get relief.

Coconut oil

Licorice

Licorice helps in treating the problem by improving the overall immunity plus its anti viral properties also help in eliminating the virus from the body. Make paste of licorice powder by mixing water and apply it over the affected areas and rinse off only after the paste dries.

Licorice

Use these remedies to get relief from shingles.