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Cure Shingles: Home Remedies for Shingles Treatment

Last Modified on Apr 12, 2014

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Olive Leaf, Vitamin C

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[YEA]  07/04/2013: Maggie from Philadelphia, Pa: "I got a nasty case of the shingles right below my rib cage on my right side a few weeks before I left for an overseas trip. It was so painful, I really thought I would have to cancel. The valcyclovir did nothing but upset my stomach, so I only took it for a few days. What really killed the shingles was olive leaf extract and vitamin C. I took 4 capsules of 20 percent standardized olive leaf extract and 500 mg of vitamin C 6 times a day for 10 days, when I reduced it to 3 capsules plus 500 mg vitamin C 4 times per day. After a month, I reduced it to 3 capsules plus 500 mg vitamin C 3 times per day and so on. It significantly reduced the pain and blisters and in 2 weeks both were pretty much gone, save for some zapping pain every once in a while. I continue to take a reduced dose just to make sure it doesn't return. Oh, and I had a great trip!"


Over the Counter

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[YEA]  06/12/2012: James from Camden, Tennessee Usa: "I've tried many things but BUTT PASTE is by far the best thing."


[YEA]  12/06/2011: Barbara from Montgomery, Al: "Several years ago when I had a near outbreak of shingles... Rash starting to appear and painful stinging sensation, I read in a health magazine that Tagamet, an over the counter acid reducer, could help with symptoms. It did! The symptoms went away in a few days."


Remedies Needed

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04/02/2014: Kilee from Ontario, Canada: "Hi All, I have been suffering through a very severe bout of shingles. It is over four months now and there is still tremendous pain and swelling on the right side of my abdomen, all the way around to my spine. I did not have the shots they recommend in the first 72 hours and I am a senior so it hit me really bad. The pain is unbelievable, the Dr.has me on Lyrica. I hate to take it, as it works by way of the brain and has some nasty side effects.The function of my kidneys has changed and it makes me dizzy, but it does help somewhat with the pain. I hate to take pharmaceuticals and refused to, for four months, but I couldn, t stand the pain and finally broke down and started the Lyrica. If anyone has suffered from this horror and found something natural that helps, or if anyone has suggestions, please post them for me. I use icy gel and cold compresses and some advil when I just can't stand the pain. I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar early on and it did not seem to help. Thanks to all the posters and the staff that make this site possible. Kind Regards to all."

Replies
04/02/2014: Mr. Ree from Usa replies: "Get a bottle of licorice extract and put the liquid all over the area 2 or 3 times a day...It will be gone in three days..If you get it again reapply it the same day and it will go away in an hour...A doctor told me I'd have it for months or maybe years and there was nothing they could do except give me percoset...They are all puppets with the drug companies pulling their collective strings."
04/02/2014: Tj from Milwaukee, Wi replies: "For some one suffering with shingles. The key question is are you restless? There is no need to figure out why, but if you are restless, consider the homeopathic remedy Rhus Tox. I have known four people to clear their shingles symptoms very quickly by just taking the remedy. In one case, the doctor who diagnosed the shingles thought he might have been mistaken because the shingles cleared so quickly."


09/04/2012: Lauren from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: "I am wondering if anybody has had shingles but with more internal symptoms rather than the blistering painful rash. I had scalp problems initially ( on one side of my head) which was painful and a huge swollen gland on same side of neck. A second doctor diagnosed shingles and said it was too late for medication. That was five months ago and since then I have had various symptoms including extreme fatigue, itching over various prts of body and some rash but not overly painful. Nightsweats, ongoing sore throat, headaches, dizziness, very low mood and a constant sense of a kind of presence in the same side of head and neck. A lot of the symptoms seem to add up to shingles but every single piece of information I have read focuses on the skin problem and I can't seem to find much else. It has been extremely debilitating and mentally wearing to feel so fatigued and ill for a long period of time.

I am now taking st johns wort ( a natural anti-vral) and a tonic made up by naturopath which contains olive leaf and other ingredients for the nervous system. This seems to be making an impact and I can feel my energy starting to return. I am hoping I am turning the corner on this as it is has been one of the most horrid illnesses I have experienced and feels like it will never leave my system. It has been very depressing also. I feel lucky that the skin rash has not been extreme for me but the rest terrible. Has anyone else experienced anything similar??"

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12/04/2012: Ahmad_h from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada replies: "Hi Lauren, Two things I can suggest for you that will significantly improve your situation: increase you water intake and apply cayenne pepper to red/itchy spots on your skin. The water will flush your system and help your skin, and the cayenne will increase blood flow to damaged skin and will assist the body in fighting off the virus. Drink buckets of water for a few days.. as much as your stomach can hold."


09/23/2011: Connie from Slc, Ut: "Hi Mavis; I'm going to make a suggestion to you that has worked for me for shingles, as nothing else has... I'm tempted to say that I've tried everything, nearly. It's Vitamin B12. Not only does it help with the pain, neuropathy, but it may stop the outbreaks of this herpes zoster virus. ( It's only contagious to others that have not had chicken pox yet). It used to be used to treat shingles back in the better days. Some people may need a series of daily injections for relief. ( I may have to look into it ). I'm having excellent results with sublingual lozenges of Methyl-B12. Many natural stores, such as Whole Foods, carry it. I order from Swanson's. It's difficult to suggest a specific amount for folks ; I say, 1000 mcg. -5000 mcg. daily. This is an average amount, some people may need even more. With high dosages of B12, many people will need to increase potassium foods in their diet. I suggest adding carrots and celery to juices, soups, and salads, as well as green leafy vegetables. Reducing acid intake is also very helpful for stopping outbreaks."


09/22/2011: Mavis from Lake City, Florida: "hi my grandmom is in pain with the shingles. My poor mom has to call me to put cream on her back and its working around the side like a rash. Im always pretend im a doctor and shes my patient I have to doctor on. I even have to wear gloves so I don't have to catch it. Every time I rub the cream in her back and side she cries out in pain. I try my hardest to rub gently whince in pain. So I'm trying my hardest to look up some home remedies cure shingles so I don't have to see my grandmom in so much pain. So whoever have shingles, god bless that it goes away completely. thank you."

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09/23/2011: Bess from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Hi Mavis, Bless you for taking care of your grandmother. Have you checked all of the cures in the shingles section of Earth Clinic? There are a lot of good testimonials there. Just click on the link below:

http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/shingles.html

Also, I've heard that taking sublingual B12 daily was very good at treating and preventing shingles. Most older people are deficient in B12. Echinacea 20 drops in water three times a day might help diminish the pain. Aloe vera is good to put on lesions mix some with lysine powder (open up the capsules and make a paste of it with the gel).

I hope you find something that works for your grandmother. Take care, Bess"


11/12/2010: Lynn from San Francisco, California: "Wow what a fantastic site. I was praying for my daughter who just got diagnosed with intercranial hypertension and was drawn to look up natural remedy for reduction of spinal fluid and it was right there. All I needed to know. She is currently on diamox. I emailed your info to her. She is a big (was) user of spertaine etc. She had heqadaches for a month and finally diagnosed after a lp test. Thank you. Now I am asking for myself. I get herpes and shingles. I am on amitriptaline 10 mg which is suppose to ease my stress and help elimate the outbreaks. I still get the post herpetic shingles and herpes. Any info would be appreciated. Sincerely, Lynn"

Replies
11/13/2010: Jay from Toronto, Ont, Canada replies: "Lynn,

You might want to try olive leaf extract. It has been shown to be effective against fever and helpful for nervous tension. It is a great immune booster and viral/bacterial killer and has been used safely since ancient times.

Regards,
Jay"

[YEA]  11/20/2010: Jdsrrt from Red Cloud, Ne, Us replies: "I have had shingles / occipital neuralgia that are always best treated for me with L-lysine tablets 500 mg , 2 in AM and 2 in PM. I used to suffer so much and Doctors just treated the pain, Acyclovir made me sick.. Thank goodness a co-worker suggested L-lysine!! Pain always decreases within 24 hours and slowly fades to nothing in 4-5 days. Good luck! I always have it on hand and it seems to decrease flare-ups during busy, hectic times to just take 500 mg once in AM. Hope it helps. You can find L-lysine at any place that sells vitamins etc... Get -Well!"
12/05/2010: Faithinhealing from Forest Park, Ohio replies: "Coconut oil may help with this but make sure it is the UNREFINED raw virgin coconut oil. You can use it both internally and externally."
12/05/2010: Clarity from Los Angeles, California, Usa replies: "Regarging Shingles and Herpes. Grind: 2 tablets of Aspirin 375 mg. 1 tablet of Lysine 1000mg. Or quantity but always multiples of 2 to 1. Make a paste with a light facial cream. Apply on face or anywhere on the body. Mine was gone in 2 days."


Sea Salt

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[YEA]  07/20/2007: Joan from Wildwood, Florida: "I am suffering from many things at once. such as lower tract infections and thrush and shingles all at once/ Part of which is due to the many antibiotics I was prescribed for the bladder and lower GI track. One of the effects of shingles is it produces much anxiety because your muscles start to spasm and the spasms and pain mimic some very serious conditions. This is the third bout with shingles. The panic attacks were so serious the paramedics had to come out twice and one time to the hospital in the ambulance because my blood pressure soared up to dangerous levels. Well to get to the point... Out of desperation today because now I developed a sore in throat that feel like something is stuck in there and it is swollen red and yucky.. It was too sore to gargle. I had to pace the house for an hour to prevent a panic attack because I felt like my throat was closing up (this is side effect of thrush), When I calmed down an intuitive sense told me to just sip on water and salt. I only had sea salt at home put a very small amount about 1/16 tsp to 8 oz size purified water and sipped it over an hour. Then I got worried (no anxiety attack) I hurt myself because my mouth felt like it was drying up (my mouth might be responding to the thrush). Went got another glass of water and drink that plain. Gradually the puckered dry feeling went away. But the amazing thing is that the salt must have been absorbed through my mouth because I could taste salt water coming from my nose trickling down my throat. It felt very good and soothing. I went to the computer to research what damage sea salt can do to you and I got a confirmation rather than an antidote for toxins. I am waiting to see what improves next. Next time I am going to reach for the S A L T rather than 911 or visits to the doctors."


Shea Butter, Turmeric, Homeopathy

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[YEA]  04/29/2012: Quantumchick from Irvine, California: "I've received so many great natural remedies from this site that I want to contribute one of my own.

I suffered from a bout of shingles, got the pain to calm down with drinking apple cider vinegar, spraying it on the lesions, and eating raw unrefined coconut oil. The episode lasted maybe a couple weeks.

My mom passed recently, and with the stress of that, it came back and I did not realize it until after the funeral - they were all on the left side of my body, on the front. Talk about painful!

Well, I didn't have anything in the house and I'd bought some salve that had helped previously but it was all gone. I noticed a jar of african shea butter my cousin had left and thought what the heck - it might work.

I put some on, and went out for the day. Almost immediately I noticed that the stabbing pain and itch disappeared and the raised bumps had gone away too!

Needless to say, I scraped that jar then went in search of more on Amazon. com - I ended up buying a pound of it.

Another benefit is that it fades the scarring and marks that shingles leaves.

Even though the skin got 100% better, I had tremendous post-herpetic neuralgia. My skin was so sensitive, it hurt to put anything on it.

For that, what has worked like a charm is Turmeric capsules - 500 mg x 2, 4 times a day, along with homeopathic remedy Hypericum Perforatum (30x 4 times a day). I'm still taking it, but it started working on the post shingles pain after the first few doses.

Because I read about this stuff online, and I was eager to try anything that might work, I just went to my local health food store to get the Hypericum, and went to Walmart and bought the Turmeric.

Hope this is helpful for anyone who is suffering from this terrible, painful condition!"


Supplements

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[YEA]  01/14/2008: RJ from Cleveland, Ohio: "I recently had a shingles, which I never knew anything about until now. This web site was a big help in helping me understand the disease and what I could do about it.

I actually used multiple remedies to help cure shingles and the excruciating pain that went along with it. I went to a doctor to find out what it was and he confirmed that it was shingles and prescribed Valtrex an antiviral pill (which will not kill the virus), 1 per day for 10 days. I did take it but it didn't do a thing for the outbreak or the pain.

First thing I did was start taking Vitamin C 1000 mg fizzy packets x 3 every hour, by the fourth or fifth hour, I had diarrhea. Not a problem, cut it back to 1000 mg every 3 hours for the next 2 days. This helps to jump start the immune system and Vitamin C doesn't build up in the body and you can't get enough from fruits and vegetables. I also started taking l-lysine 2 tablets in the morning and 2 before bed (1500 mg each time). This also helps to boost immune system and kill the virus. Unfortunately, I did have to take some ibuprofen for the pain from time to time but that was only one or sometimes twice a day for a few days. I also took twice a day 2 ounces of apple cider vinegar mixed with either orange juice or grape juice (not at the same time as the vitamins) until the outbreak was gone.

For the outbreak, I tried putting zinc oxide cream (the worst thing to do) on the outbreak, it did nothing and it was painful to get off because it is made with petroleum. I also tried honey for its' ability to heal, it may have helped but it was messy and I didn't see any results. I did put tea tree oil on for a full day and it seemed to keep it from spreading but I did not see a lot of healing. I then took and put apple cider vinegar directly on the sores and wrapped them in cellophane to keep from drying out and left on for 2 hours. It was painful but it really brought out the sores. I then took baking soda and sea salt mixed with water and applied with a wet wash cloth and let sit on for an hour and then reapplied a few times. This felt great because it had a cooling effect on the sores and took away a lot of the pain. I used to have acne as a teenager and we would go to the beach in the summer and every year, my acne clear up like I had none at all, so I tried it and immediately the sores began to heal. I only needed to use for one to two days for the baking soda and salt water and only once for the apple cider vinegar. Once everything was dried up, I put some calamine lotion on for help with itching and I was surprised when it eliminated the dark marks from where the sores were. For the pain that continued after the sores, I thought it would go away, but unfortunately, it hung around a while and made life tough. I finally tried vitamin E d-alpha, not dl-alpha 1200 IU's twice a day and the pain went away after 2 days. I read that Vitamin C and Vitamin E should be taken together so I took 1000 mg of Vitamin C with the Vitamin E at the same time.

Also, watch your diet and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. There are some that say the virus uses foods like nuts and chocolate as food to grow and survive, so starve it and you have a better chance that the natural remedies will kill and eat the virus.

Good Luck and I hope this helps someone because many of these same things worked for others and I know that they helped me a lot. Thanks to those that shared."


[YEA]  07/23/2007: Kristin from Oklahoma City, OK: "I get shingles a few times a year. My wonderful pharmacist told me of a 'cocktail' that works even better than prescriptions. If I feel an outbreak coming I take 800mg of Folic Acid, 1500mg of Lysine and 2000mg (minimum) of Vitamin C. Over the past three years I haven't had any bouts that ended with blisters. The important thing to remember is to take it the second you feel it coming, but even if you don't it doesn't last as long."

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[YEA]  10/08/2010: Capowrs5 from Davenport, Fl replies: "This 'cocktail' absolutely works! It's amazing.. The minute I felt an outbreak start, I took it and it was better the next day... No rash at all."


Tabasco Sauce, DMSO

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[YEA]  08/14/2013: Noell from Aiken, Sc: "For Shingles, I found that using tabasco rather than ground cayenne worked best for me. It is emulsified cayenne with vinegar and doesn't leave ground pepper all over where you dabbed it. I used it with the DMSO and my blisters were gone in two days, now I am just dealing with the little scabs drying up and shedding off, only 1 or two new single spots that are gone the next day, with no pain. Thank goodness mine were hidden in my hair, nasty stuff!!"


Tea Tree Oil

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[YEA]  10/13/2012: Heather from Springfield, Mo: "I work in a very high stress job and had a second outbreak of Shingles for the year. I immediately turned to my tea tree oil, applied I with a cotton swab and covered the area with 3m waterproof bandaid. Now three days after doing this once a day, they are well on their way to healing. The pain went away within a few minutes of applying the oil as well as the itching. I am going to keep this oil on hand at all times!"


The Zapper

07/12/2008: Lore from Ocala, FL, USA: "Shingles: try the Zapper from Prof. Dr. Hulda Clark... go to: www.drclark.com ... what helped me was a Healer in Germany with the laying on of hands...after a week I was completely free of pain... God Bless and be well !!!"






 



 

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