Symptoms, causes and effective treatment of shingles

Symptoms, causes and treatment of shingles (Herpes Zoster) with natural remedies.
This infection consists of small, round clusters of the same virus which cause chicken pox in childhood. But, in adulthood, it causes the far more dangerous condition known as shingles.

Symptoms
Sharp, burning pain along a nerve route somewhere in your body for 3-4 days. There are angry red blisters at that pain site several days later. There are very painful and itchy. Later the bumps blister, turn cloudy, and form scabs. It usually lasts 7-14 days from the time the blisters appear before the scabs drop off. This is no ordinary rash. It is shingles, which is a viral infection of a nerve. It most often occurs on the skin of the abdomen, under the ribs, and above the navel. But it can appear anywhere on the body. It most frequently occurs after the age of 50.

If shingles starts near the eye, beware! The cornea can become infected and blindness may result. You would then do well to consult an eye specialist.

Causes
It is known that poisonous substances in food, metals, drugs and other toxic substances can do it. For example, risk of shingles increases with the use of anti-cancer drugs. Anything that weakens the immune system can bring on an attack of shingles. Once it occurs, the pain can continue on for months or years. So it is better to prevent an attack.

Treatment and Prevention naturally
1.Massive doses of vitamins C (1,000 mg, 3 times a day, and 200 mg, 5-6 times a day), rutin and B complex. In addition, take vitamin F, calcium and lecithin. The amino acid, lysine, can help inhibit the spread of the herpes virus. The diet must include raw fruits and vegetables, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, and whole grains. Be sure and eat enough protein (legumes and nuts).

2.Place one or more of the following on them: tea tree oil with plaintain, calamine, or other calcium preparation on them. Calcium is always soothing to skin rash conditions. Apply vitamin E oil from a capsule to the area. Take 500mg of lysine 2 times daily.

3.Put cold water on a cloth and place it over the area. The cooler it is, the better it feels. Avoid anything that will make your blistered skin hotter.

4.Put apple cider vinegar on it daily. Take hot baths 2-3 times a week. Take a starch bath (one cup of cornstarch or colloidal oatmeal into a hot tub). Colloidal oatmeal is powdered and can be obtained at the pharmacy. Do not slip in the tub!

5.Clean out the bowels frequently. Light fruit and vegetable fasts will also help clean out and strengthen the body. Wear only cotton clothing while the condition exists.

6.Dab the infection with hydrogen peroxide, to purify it. If pain exists after the blisters are gone, put ice on the area.

7.Applying cayenne blocks pain signals from nerves just under the skin. It works so well, the FDA has approved commercial creams containing it.

8.Applied licorice eliminates pain and inflammation within 3 days in some people. Drink a weak tea and apply a strong tea directly to the rash.

9.Avoid drafts. Allow sunlight on the area for short intervals. When bathing, gently wash the blisters and avoid touching or scratching them.

Warning

If the shingles appear on the forehead, tip of the nose, or near the eyes, contact an ophthalmologist. Such cases can lead to blindness. 

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