Caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, shingles is an extremely uncomfortable viral infection that needs to be treated as quickly as possible.
Your doctor may suggest medications to reduce inflammation and to help you cope with the pain. Painkillers, such as aspirin or acetaminophen, can alleviate mild pain. Check with your physician for additional pain relief options.
The use of steroids to reduce inflammation and potentially postherpetic neuralgia is controversial. If the area becomes infected by bacteria, antibiotics can keep the infection under control.
Naturasil for Shingles is a homeopathic, all-natural, and effective option to assist in the relief of shingles. Naturasil for Shingles has no harsh or unwanted side effects. Our Naturasil products are formulated with all-natural ingredients as opposed to other treatments which may use harmful chemicals in their prescription formula.
For the pain that lingers after lesions have healed, your doctor may prescribe a tricyclic antidepressant or a seizure medication, which in small doses does help relieve pain. We recommend Naturasil Neuropathy Rub to relieve the symptoms of neuropathy such as a prickling feeling, shooting pain, and soreness that can be a common occurrence once your shingles infection has healed.
Shingles is not transmittable to persons who have already had the chicken pox virus, however a person with shingles can transmit chickenpox to a person who has never had the virus. There are virus particles in blister fluid as well, so if you have shingles you should avoid contact with infants, children, pregnant women, and adults who have never had chickenpox until your blisters are completely dry.
In addition to medication, there are other things you can do to help relieve the symptoms of shingles.
- Cold Pack for the Pain. Gently placing a cold cloth on blisters will soothe hot, blistered skin. Apply the cold compress for 20 minutes, and then leave off for 20 minutes. Repeat this for as long as necessary until the pain decreases.
- Stay in bed. Allowing your body to get enough rest will naturally increase your body’s immune response and help your body to heal itself.
- Don’t rub, scratch, or pop the blisters. While your blisters may be unbearable, it is important that you do not try to pop the blisters. Messing with your blisters can cause scarring or even bacterial infections, which will further complicate your shingles.
- Relax. Meditation or doing something that is relaxing, can help you to successfully cope with the pain of shingles. It will, if nothing else, distract you from you discomfort.