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29 Home Remedies for Shingles

Liz

When I was diagnosed shingles, the doctor told me that if I had seen him early on he would have prescribed antibiotics. I said, 'I wouldn't take it.' He said, 'Neither would I.'
Three weeks later, after trying every remedy on these pages--I don't eat meat, sugar or dairy products so that was nothing new--I boiled turmeric and mixed the liquid with liquid B complex with B2, the rash showed rapid improvement as did the pain. When all else fails...

Defeated Shingles

Hi... I've read a ton of stuff, on the web, on sites such as this one and in books. A combination of information from various sources has helped me immensely.

First, you know that there is some immune issue, whether due to stress or underlying illness, so one thing that's absolutely necessary is vitamin D. You can get sub-lingual vitamin D drops that are 500IU per drop. I took 10,000IU/day for three days while doing the following for my shingles.

Apply apple cider vinegar. The vinegar burns like heck, but it appears to help dry the blisters more effectively than tea tree oil. Rinse the area with cool water and pat dry.

Apply Manuka honey. That's right...Manuka hone. THIS IS SOOOOO SOOTHING you'll wonder why it hasn't been mentioned previously. Do a search. Manuka honey has very strong antiviral properties. Also, eat a tablespoon of Manuka honey every day...for the rest of your life! It's expensive, but it's THAT good for you. Now, the honey is sticky, of course. So, I cover it with a clean, damp paper towel so it doesn't run.

At night, before going to sleep, wash the honey off completely and apply calamine lotion. Regular calamine lotion is good but what's better is 'drying lotion.' Drying lotion is a calamine lotion based mixture containing calamine lotion and a percentage of phenolic essential oils like eucalyptus and menthol. It's fantastic. Do a web search for drying lotion. It's usually used for acne but trust me. It works very well in this context.

The downside of using calamine is that it's kind of hard to get off. So you have to wash gently numerous times with a mild soap to get it all off.

If you must go to work, you still have to do all of this at least once a day. If you don't have to go out of your house, or you can't, then do this routine 3-4 times a day. Back to normal within a week.

Stay away from chocolate and coffee.
Continue taking 500IU/day vitamin D
Take 500mg/day lysine
Take 1000mg/day vitamin C

Get plenty of rest :c)

Defeated Shingles

Hi... I've read a ton of stuff, on the web, on sites such as this one and in books. A combination of information from various sources has helped me immensely.

First, you know that there is some immune issue, whether due to stress or underlying illness, so one thing that's absolutely necessary is vitamin D. You can get sub-lingual vitamin D drops that are 500IU per drop. I took 10,000IU/day for three days while doing the following for my shingles.

Apply apple cider vinegar. The vinegar burns like heck, but it appears to help dry the blisters more effectively than tea tree oil. Rinse the area with cool water and pat dry.

Apply Manuka honey. That's right...Manuka hone. THIS IS SOOOOO SOOTHING you'll wonder why it hasn't been mentioned previously. Do a search. Manuka honey has very strong antiviral properties. Also, eat a tablespoon of Manuka honey every day...for the rest of your life! It's expensive, but it's THAT good for you. Now, the honey is sticky, of course. So, I cover it with a clean, damp paper towel so it doesn't run.

At night, before going to sleep, wash the honey off completely and apply calamine lotion. Regular calamine lotion is good but what's better is 'drying lotion.' Drying lotion is a calamine lotion based mixture containing calamine lotion and a percentage of phenolic essential oils like eucalyptus and menthol. It's fantastic. Do a web search for drying lotion. It's usually used for acne but trust me. It works very well in this context.

The downside of using calamine is that it's kind of hard to get off. So you have to wash gently numerous times with a mild soap to get it all off.

If you must go to work, you still have to do all of this at least once a day. If you don't have to go out of your house, or you can't, then do this routine 3-4 times a day. Back to normal within a week.

Stay away from chocolate and coffee.
Continue taking 500IU/day vitamin D
Take 500mg/day lysine
Take 1000mg/day vitamin C

Get plenty of rest :c)

Bonita

The B-vitamins are also in my cure for Shingles:
1 capsule Maitake Mushroom
1 capsule Red Clover
1 dose liquid B-Complex
Three times a day for 10 days!
Eat no chocolate nor nuts, and avoid sugar. Get plenty of sleep.

Also: people CAN have Shingles more than once!

Jenny

Mountain Laurel, evergreen shrub. I had a bad case of shingles. The pain was HORRIBLE! The only thing that helped me was this plant. It grows here in Connecticut too. So, i applied sap from leaves to the painful area. within a week i was done. everything dried out. Read the protocol in Max Alina 'Cure Shingles Natural Remedy'. Tea tree oil was helpful too but it did not fix it. Mountain Laurel FIXED IT!

Anonymous

I have shingles and have tried everything on the Internet. I discovered that applying even pressure to the whole rash area somehow short circuits the worst of the pain. I got a large beanie stuffed animal and tried that, after using both hands to cover the area. The toy worked. It doesn't take it away completely, but it helped immensely. Takes the sharp twinges away and most of the itching. Still aches, but I can sleep.

Pat Cogan

I had shingles 2 yrs ago... & I didn't know what Shingles was, (so I toughed it out a few days and missed the 72 hour window. Well the Dr. didn't give me pain meds right away (OH MY GOD) I never knew such pain. I think I have it again. It itches so bad,it hurts. Last time I checked out a few pages & started off with Apple Cider Vinegar; orally & topical & it helped.As the rash & then blisters progressed, I moved onto aloe;it helped cool the pain,stopped the blisters & healed the scabs. I can't sleep, it's 5am & I'm laying down on a cloth covered ice pack.

Kynos

Grind two Nuseal or other aspirin tabs in a pestle. Add ten drops Tea-tree oil. Mix with some Bactroban (mupirocin) and some Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour cream to make a paste. Apply directly to the rash using the back of a sterilised teaspoon. Use in addition to Lysine 1000mgs x 2 per day.

Brenda

I had The SHINGLES so bad! The pain was all the time . We where in Florida in our RV when this hit me!In the medicine cabinet I had a tube of generic Vagasil extra strength. IT WORKS GREAT !! Every day my mate would put on disposable gloves and wash my back gently and dry well ! Then put on a coat of this !At first 2 times a day . Then 1 time a day ! It Really Works !! I had little to no pain or iching !

Lynn

After reading everyones posts I have to say Listerine and Tea Tree Oil worked the best for me. BUT my grandmother who is almost 90 had THE BEST remedy and everyone SHOULD have this at home.....ok here it is....
Take Aspirin and grind it to a powder then mix it with Vasaline! Apply every couple hours or as needed. She keeps it on hand for other things but she said she got it from a lady during the war in Germany when there were NO pills or prescriptions for help with Shingles. YUP thats it and I swear it WORKS! Good luck everyone....This is a MISERABLE condition to have!!

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