Natural Cures for Shingles

There is a Malay old folk tale says: " Apabila anda diserang penyakit kayap, dan apabila kayap itu membuat satu putaran lengkap mengelilingi badan, berkemungkinan anda boleh mati.". Which means when you are infected with shingles, and the shingle spread aroud your body in one full circle, you will be dead. Why dead? maybe because of the pain. Well that is just an old folk tale and its not true anyway.

Shingles are caused by herpes zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. You cannot catch shingles from someone else if you never had chicken pox. The symptoms begins with burning, itching, or pain in one part of the body; after a few days, blisters and a rash appear.

What Causes Shingles?
Anyone under severe stress or those who have been exposed to the chickenpox virus again.

How Dangerous Is Shingles?
  • Shingles is an infection of the central nervous system.
  • Shingles causes serious chronic, unbearable, horrible pain to the infected area.
  • The words used to describe the Shingles pain include sharp, electric-like jabs, burning, throbbing, aching, and skin sensitivity.
  • Shingles can cause blindness if it affects the eyes.
  • Shingles is a serious illness and before starting any treatment program you should consult with your doctor.
  • If you have shingles you should use caution being around pregnant women who have not had chicken pox because you could infect both the woman and her unborn baby.

Natural Cures For Shingles Treatment
  • Start Shingle Treatment by doing fruit diet and vegetables.
  • A good diet and reducing daily stress will help boost your immune system.
  • Have plenty of rests.
  • Dont do any stressful work or anything that can make you stress.
  • Be sure to smile even though you are in pain (smile releases certain hormones that calms you down), make yourself happy and always be happy.
  • Avoid heat as well as tight clothes and itchy fabrics like wool.
  • Applying Calamine lotion may relieve the pain and help dry the lesions.

Food for treating Shingles

Dont take sugar during treatment of shingles and add these important nutrients to your daily diet:

  • Vitamin C - Kiwi, Pineapple, Peaches, Lemons, Grapefruit, Melon, Orange, Strawberry, Apple, Persimmons, Berries
  • Vitamin E - Avocado, Mangoes, Tomato
  • Vitamin B12 (B Complex) - Apricot, Fortified Soy Beverage

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One response to “Natural Cures for Shingles”

jaydee said...
9:43 PM

I have had shingles for almost 2 weeks. The itching started 2 days ago in addition to the pain and stinging. I had lived in the Middle East for a couple of years and remembered I brought home a cream called SUDOCREM. It's a antispetic healing cream. A miracle. It stopped the itching and stinging on contact. As soon as it wears off I apply more and the itching stops. For those out there that have had no luck with anything else, you have got to try this. You can get it on line and I thing Walgreens carries it. It worked when all prescrition meds failed.

 
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