Home Remedies for Shingles
Shingles is a skin irritation that is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox in children, and this is why those who had chicken pox as children may develop shingles in later adult years. Shingles usually last two to four weeks and the symptoms include a tingling sensation in the body, pain and rashes on the skin. The chest and stomach are the places of the body where the rashes occur but you will also find the rashes on the legs and arms. Other symptoms of shingles include fatigue, fever, headache and dizziness. Here are some home remedies for shingles.
Stay in A Cool Area
One remedy is to remain a cool area that is not too humid because humid environments will irritate the shingles symptoms. If there are only two rooms in your home that have air conditioning, spend time in those rooms so you can get relief from some of the symptoms of this illness.
If you want to heal the blisters on your skin from the rashes that were caused by shingles, you want to apply hydrogen peroxide to the blisters because it is gentle on the skin and it allows the blisters to heal quickly. You do not want to use harsh products like rubbing alcohol as this could irritate the blisters.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Water
To relieve yourself of the pain and rashes on your body because of shingles, you can combine apple cider vinegar and water and pouring a little on the cloth so your pain and rashes can go away. Apple cider vinegar has always been used for home remedies to cure various minor illnesses.
You can find this powder at drugstores, medical supply stores and natural health food stores. This powder has been known to relieve the itching that is caused by shingles. You can put a little powder inside of your shoes before leaving the house if you are going to be out in humid conditions.
Calamine lotion is often used to relieve the itching from mosquito and ant bites and you can also use this lotion to relieve the pain and rashes from shingles. My aunt used Calamine lotion when she had shingles not too long ago and she was pleased with the results.
Shingles lasts two to four weeks and during this time you will experience unbearable pain, itching and rashes that look unattractive on your skin. However, the above mentioned home remedies for shingles will give you some relief until the condition improves. Before you use certain home remedies you should talk with your doctor to see if they will be right for you.
Some home remedies may come right from your garden or kitchen pantry and if you are interested in learning more about home remedies you can read blogs about alternative therapies for skin conditions. You should also talk to people who used home remedies for shingles.