I tried ACV and aloe for my shingles and it didn't do anything. My sister in law shared a remedy she had heard of: mix equal parts of desitin diaper cream and mylanta and spread on the blisters. It is amazing! I am on day two of this mixture and it is really helping. The blisters are still there and still uncomfortable if they get pushed on, but much better than burning, stabbing pain constantly! My blisters are in an area that clothing rubs so I have been miserable. This mixture has made it possible for me to wear clothing without sever pain!
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07/31/2011Posted by Donna (Newcastle, Nsw, Australia) on 04/04/2012
Last Wednesday dr diagnosed shingles. I was given antivirals. I came home in shock!
After looking up loads of information, I changed my diet. Cut out a lot of meat, juiced up loads of vegies (beetroot, spinach, purple carrots, parsley and some fruit to sweeten it) and added extra vitamin c and zinc (big healing properties there). I drank 1x 8 ounc glass before every meal. Two days in, fevers stopped, one week later, blisters are healing and no itching. I also used eucalyptus oil, which was great!
YEA (1) 100% Posted by Ann (Deer Park, Wa) on 10/11/2009
[YEA] After months of reoccurring shingles, I discovered that reoccurring shingles is a sign of a serious underlying health problem. In my case it was a digestive problem and when I was able to get that under control the shingles quit coming back. I have since read that many other common ailments, such as arthritis, have been traced back by naturepaths to digestive problems. My advice: take especially good care of your digestive system.Replied by Quercus
YEA (1) 100% Posted by Dianchilada (Santa Cruz, California) on 07/15/2009
[YEA] DMSO thin layer at prodrome
Stabilized liquid oxygen 2 drops per 8 oz sip all day
colonic of 12 drops of stabilized liquid oxygen and 60 drops of water 5 to 1. 2times a day for three days
do procedure for three days
If you already have an outbreak you may experience more of an outbreak if you start procedure at prodrome then the shingles will not break out on the skin should clear episode in 72 hours shingles probably won't bother you again.
DMSO cured my shingles
EC: "In medicine, a prodrome is an early non-specific symptom (or set of symptoms) that might indicate the start of a disease before specific symptoms occur."Posted by Redbaron75 (Orlando, Fl, Usa ) on 02/22/2013
Edgar Cayce's remedies for herpes zoster (shingles). I found this on the Edgar Cayce website: http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/holistic_health/data/prhz3.htmlPosted by D. Ron (Madison, Wi, Usa) on 03/14/2011
A patient came to my office with painful shingles on her arm and back. Ran my electro muscle stim over the area for about 10 minutes. She came in a week later and told me the shingles cleared with in 48 hours.Replied by Ida
South Texas, US
12/26/2014Posted by Bernadette (Albuquerque, New Mexico) on 10/01/2011
For at least the next six - eight weeks, ELIMINATE SUGAR from your diet. When I had shingles a few years ago, getting off sugar helped because shingles seem to thrive on sugar.
Take supplements to strengthen your immune system. As your body strengthens, the pain will get less and usually the lesions will go away within 6 months or so.
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER... THIS IS A MISERABLE CONDITION!! :-)
YEA (1) 100% Posted by Kenneth (Beach Lake, Pa) on 07/12/2014
[YEA] For Shingles Blisters, use hot bath with EPSOM SALT and bathe 15-30 minutes twice a day first week, second week once per day and away they go. For Shingles Itch, hot water compresses (hot as you can stand) from heated water in pot. A 5-10 minute cycle, once or twice per day as needed and you get relief.Posted by Jon (Palm City, Fl) on 08/11/2010
Bill: I read that there are some programs on the site but they seem to treat shingles episodes or reduce them. Is there an aspirin or Lysine/Vit C program to completely kill the virus?
YEA (2) 100% Posted by Daisy (Oklahoma, USA) on 01/27/2009
[YEA] For shingles, a combination of ravensara essential oil and Calophyllum inophyllum (also known as Foraha or Tamanu oil) can be an effective treatment. Ravensara is STRONGLY antiviral. Calophyllum has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Together, they seem to work extremely well on shingles.
Try a mixture of 25% calophyllum, 10% ravensara essential oil, and 65% carrier oil (such as jojoba oil or olive oil).
Basil essential oil diluted in olive oil is also reported to be effective in helping shingles.Replied by Jenesse
Mesa, Az, USA
BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1) 100% Posted by Ruark (Sydney, Nsw Australia) on 11/10/2011
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] I have been experiencing shingles for the first time. On the face which is excrutiating. Read a post here on using eucalyptus oil, so I just applied some and it certainly quelled the pain. As soon as I can get someone to help apply it to my scalp I reckon it will knock down the degree of pain too. Wow shingles is horrendous, any relief and a good night's sleep please.Replied by Sarah B
Jefferson Twp., Pa
YEA (1) 100% Posted by Matt (Attleboro, Ma. USA) on 02/26/2009
[YEA] Shingles relief: To get rid of the itch as soon as possible rub a garlic clove over the area. It works even better in the shower because the heat draws it in better. This will work and you can do it a few times a day like before work and after work in the shower and before bed . I also use bag balm after to prevent scaring. But the garlic is the best solutionPosted by Kilee (Ontario, Canada) on 04/11/2014
Kilee from Ontario, Canada to Dave from Fountain Inn SC Thank you for your feedback regarding the nerve pain and swelling I am still experiencing four and a half months after shingles out break. I will look into the use of Calcium AEP. My last blood work showed higher than normal levels of calcium in my blood, but my para thyroid test came back normal. Guess they were worried it was leaching out of the bones. Will try to do some research to see if I can try the Calcium AEP. I don't think the medical community, has any idea what to do with those of us suffering from this horror. My Dr. prescribed Oxycodone , which I won't take and Lyrica which, out of desperation, I do take. The swelling on the right side of my abdomen, all the way around to my spine, is so severe my navel is almost an inch off center.The Dr. has no idea what else to try. Thanks Dave for taking the time to try to help those of us who are suffering and to all the other posters who post info that might help. It is much appreciated. KileeReplied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
04/12/2014Posted by Sharon (Florence, Montana, Usa) on 03/13/2013
I'm a 59 year old female and have recently been diagnosed with Shingles. I have it on my scalp, forehead, eye and ear. It is localized to my left side. I can't use the cayenne pepper because of my eye but I intend to try the ACV. I noticed on all the posts I read that there was no mention of gland involvement. The glands behind and in front of my left ear, down the left side and back of my neck are where most of the terrible pain I am experiencing is. I too am having the burning and itching at the lesion sites but my glands are what is so painful. Any answers to help for that? I will keep you posted on how the other remedies worked after I get started on them. I too am so grateful that I stumbled onto this site. All of the posts have been very insightful.Replied by Joy