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Cure Shingles: Home Remedies for Shingles Treatment

Last Modified on Oct 20, 2014


Eradicating the Shingles Virus   0  0   

Posted by Jon (Palm City, Fl) on 08/11/2010

Shingles

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?

Essential Oils   2  0   

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.

Posted by Jenesse
Mesa, Az, USA
11/27/2012
[YEA]   Yes, the recommendation for Ravensara (Ravintsara) and Callophylum / Tamanu nut oil is from Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt's "Advanced Aromatherapy". You can use a 50-50 concentration. No additional carrier oil needed. I added a few drops of geranium which is also a great anti-viral oil. This blend smells earthy and sweet - it's great!

I currently have the VERY characteristic "shingles pain" , no blisters yet. The pain is already MUCH better and I'm praying it only gets better not worse. I additionally took a few oregano capsules, lots of L-Lysine and got a chiropractic adjustment - just be to be sure. I HATE the shingles!!

Eucalyptus Oil   0  0   

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.

Posted by Sarah B
Jefferson Twp., Pa
05/27/2012
I used an essential oil mix that has provided so much relief in only a day and a half. Tried bc it was all I had that had Eucalyptus oil in it and turned out to be amazing.

Garlic   1  0   

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 solution

General Feedback   0  0   

Posted 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. Kilee

Posted by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
04/12/2014
472 Posts
To Kilee;

Re Shingles aftermath; your comment to me...

Also you could apply topically anti burn liquids; A high quality Aloe Vera mixed with a little DMSO to help penetration. And I've lately been working with Papaya and had one experience where application of Papaya liquid (just squeezed Papaya) de sensitized a burn very effectively.

And not only apply topically; but Kilee, take these anti-burn liquids orally as well. Ingest a cup (of either) daily for a month.

If the burning you are feeling is equivalent to a "burn" then it stands to reason that anti burn items will give relief. Remember; I've warned you that the virus may still be alive and so the topical application of CS with DMSO to kill the virus is essential.

Posted 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.

Posted by Joy
Battlegound, Wash
03/14/2013
I feel for you, been there a few times. Once I used a dandruff shampoo on the outbreak and it toned down the misery to almost null. I had three shampoos at the time, so it may have been s..... blue or h... and shoulders or another common one but no coal tar, DON'T GO THERE. That stuff burns like hell. Get a relaxation tape with deep breathing, these are brought on by stress... B vitamins and calming herbs might help. Start writing a journal about what is going on in your mind and emotions. My first outbreak was on the stitches from neck surgery.
Posted by Alexandra
Cheshire, England
03/14/2013
Hi Sharon, I had shingles on my right hand side, (itchy spots on back/shoulder, intense pain above elbow to swollen gland in arm pit). Doctor gave me a prescription, but said it probably wouldn't work because I hadn't caught it early enough. I did not collect the medication.

Tried lavender oil on the spots and they disappeared quickly. But the pain was still intense in arm and glands, the arm skin was unbearable to touch even though there was nothing visible there. Saw a different doctor who said it probably wasn't shingles because he couldn't see any spots. So came to Earth Clinic, thought I would try L-lysine. I'd had the pains for about 6 weeks, then tried the Lysine, and they were gone in a few days. I had also been taking vitamin C.

Posted by Mary Jo (Bethel Park, Pennsylvania) on 02/08/2013

My mom has shingles. I am 62 and have had chicken pox. Can I get them from her?

Posted by Kelly
Cambridge, Ma
02/08/2013
@Mary Jo - No, you will not catch it. Only those who have not had chicken pox can catch the virus from someone with shingles. (PHEW, huh?) :)

Posted by Need To Know (Huntsville, Alabama) on 12/02/2011

Does Epsom Salts help Post-Shingles Neuropathy Pain? I really need to know!!

Posted by Jeanne (Fraser, Mi, Usa) on 11/19/2011

What I thought was a pulled muscle in my mid back, turned out to be Shingles... And the pain was unreal. I only had a few blisters, and did end up on antiviruls. Now, a month later.. Some days are ok, some aren't.. But now I have this redness, and itching, around my middle, between my bra line and waist. I thought that it was from all the fruit that I have been eating.. Or all the vit C and supplements.. But I now remember that I have had this off and on for a long time (around my middle)... Again I just thought that it was a reaction from eating too much fruit. In my subject line, you see I think this has been years, and I will explain.

Years ago I woke up with a fever and sore throat, went immedialty to Dr. as I am prone to throat infections, he gave me a shot, and meds. Within a couple of days, my mouth was burning, and my joints where so sore I could hardly move, even my jaw muscles.. Could hardly eat. Went thru all the tests, and just about everything came back ok.. My Dr. said it was an arthritic episode of some sort. Well, my knee to this day still hurts, (muscle).. At that same time, I was under a lot of stress, and right before this (episode) I was getting this sharp stabbing pain above by shoulder by my neck, it was a burning pain.. Not unbearable, just hurt all the time.. Went to chiropractor, told that it was prob. Fibromyalgia.. , rubs, massage, nothing seemed to take this away. I still, to this day have that same pain, but have noticed that I had a very slight rash, with a few raised pimple-like spots... but again just figured that it was the topicals I was using for the pain..

I really think that I have been with this shingle thing for yrs... I am 65.. And I really think this all started over 20 yrs ago. I have had odd rashes, muscle pain, joint pains and along with that, this burning, in just little areas here and there.. again for yrs..

Since I have done all this reading, and I mean a lot (this site is awesome).. I truly think it's just been happening off and on until the really big hit.. With the major pain, and actual blisters.. and you all know the rest (pain)..

I'm so afraid of that pain coming back.. I have been doing so many of the remedies that I have read here.. Feel ok.. Just scared.. I guess I have read myself into panic.. Especially googling and reading all the real bad horror stories.. doesn't do me any good, either..LOL...

Thanks for listening...

Posted by Pam (West Des Moines, Ia) on 10/17/2011

I have suffered for 2 years with PHN from shingles. I've read where IV Vitamin C has helped many with this condition -- but my doctor will not do this. I've read that oral Vitamin C offers no benefit -- only the IV Vitamin C allows the development of hydrogen peroxide in the tissues which makes it a pro-oxidant not an antioxidant. Is there a treatment with actual hydrogen peroxide that will do the same as IV Vit. C?

Posted by Patrice04 (Corona, Ca, Usa) on 08/17/2011

Is it possible to have Shingles in just one small spot? My cousin says this has happened to her many times- now, it seems to have happened to me as well. Just on my right arm, like my cousin. I have ALL the pain, signs, etc. However, when I see pictures online it seems that others have blisters in a much larger area.

Posted by Gramma Lynne
Springville, Indiana
09/13/2011
Yes, as I understand it, shingles can definitely break out only in one area. I am currently working through an episode involving only my right shoulder, arm and hand. I do believe there are underlying health issues that cause the shingles to occur in a particular area. In my case, that is a weak rotator cuff in my right shoulder. The nerves become inflamed, triggering the latent virus left over from smallpox.

I came to this site looking for help for the deep residual pain and a few persistent sores. At the moment, I'm dabbing on some ACV which I've had here all along, but didn't know to use. Too early to tell yet, but it seems as though it may be helping.

Blessings to all of you as you fight through this. It is certainly one of the more difficult things this ol' 70 year old Gramma has ever had to deal with!

Geranium Oil Applied Externally   0  0   

Posted by Seanjk (Norcal, Usa) on 03/03/2014

I was looking for an internal solution to the Shingles problems for my older mother.

I very quickly cured the external shingles with geranium oil after reading some scientific papers about geranium oil. It worked far better than anything I tried, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, etc so I thought I would pass that along. Geranium oil appears to be the magic bullet for shingles externally if my mother's case is typical.

As far as reducing the stress on the internal organs, body due the virus, I tried common antiviral organics on her after the doctors prescription antivirals failed to do anything, externally or internally, and he refused to prescribe anymore for her, even though she has an expensive private plan. The 'kind' physicians told her to go home and die more or less. He must get a bonus for not prescribing

I have her on...

  • 2000 mg day of neem leaf extract -very, very safe strong antiviral , antibacterial, useful to fight cancer as well
  • 2000 mg a day of olive leaf extract, strong antiviral
  • 2000 mg a day of elderberry extract, strong antiviral, safe
  • 6000 mg equivalent of garlic oil, strong antiviral, safe
  • 6000 mg a day of time released buffered vitamin c,
  • also vitamin e, d, b-complex
  • and Cayenne extract

That provided some significant improvement to the stress on her, but I think I need to dose her higher on the cayenne extract. I was not watching her carefully enough on the Cayenne and she was not dosing her high enough.

There are other antivirals out there that are strong like licorice root but they can't be taken for a long time at higher doses. I had her on 2000 mg a day of licorice root for about a month.

Golden Seal   1  0   

Posted by Dan (Bisbee, Arizona) on 07/04/2011

[YEA]  Hello, I want to suggest goldenseal tincture as a remedy for shingles. It tends to sting a bit but really helps to alieviate my symptoms. Also works on mouth sores and funky gums. I aply it topically and in the case of mouth problems I swish it around as long as I can then swallow it. One dropper is enough.

Homeopathy, Staphaseptic   1  0   

Posted by Elationrelation (Minneapolis , Mn) on 05/01/2011

[YEA]  Natural cures help but are slow, and overall one needs to look at stress, diet, etc.

The best cure for shingles blisters is "Staphaseptic, " which is a natural ointment available in a tube from your pharmacy over-the-counter shelves. Most stock it and others will order it. (The box is white with rust-orange, yellow-gold with black accents, and is good to have on hand for other things, from simple infections, to boils, staph and even MRSA). You will see a dramatic change or even resolution within 24 hours. Apply 2-3 times per day.

The cure for the disease itself and the nerve pain is homeopathy, and though ideal to see a doctor trained in it, Arsenicum 200c works for many people. Pain level can decrease quite quickly. Continue for 2-3 days after symptoms are gone. Dosage is up to your practitioner, but often 3-5 pellets, 3-5 times a day, works.

These two things will bring dramatic change within 24 hours.

Posted by Eva
San Jose, Ca
05/03/2011
Homeopathic Rhus tox C30 stops the pain of shingles. I used it years ago, and now a friend of mine got shingles and he healed within a day.

Hot Sauce   0  0   

Posted by Jessaka (Tahlequah, Ok) on 01/10/2011

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Hi, I have been using Tabasco Sauce for years whenever I had a sore throat and always wondered how well it would do on shingles. Then my friend's husband got shingles, and I told her about it. He tried it and felt so much better that he went to his doctor and bragged to him about it. I have tried capazin on certain things, but it doesn't kill the pain as well as Tabasco Sauce.


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