Shingles is a viral infection that often causes painful rashes as well as blisters on both your face and body. But, what exactly causes shingles? The infection develops due to the varicella-zoster virus that also leads to chickenpox. Pain, burning sensation, and numbness are a few shingles symptoms. So, when it comes to your skin, delay this no further – try the shingles treatment. And, home remedies definitely help!
What Is Shingles?
Shingles is the emergence of painful pimples or blisters on the body. These can develop anywhere but are usually seen on the left or the right side of the torso. It’s most common with people who have had chickenpox before.
What Causes Shingles?
A person who has had chickenpox is more prone to developing shingles as the virus enters the nervous system and reactivates after years of recovery. However, someone who has never had chickenpox can still exhibit shingle symptoms. The infection is likely to spread through direct contact and affect your immune system.
What Are The Shingles Symptoms?
- Fluid-filled blisters
- Red rashes
- Sensitivity to touch and light
- Burning and tingling sensation
Shingles Treatment (Home Remedies)
1. Detox Water Flushes Out The Shingles Virus.
Staying hydrated is as important as eliminating toxins to get rid of the virus. So, prepare a detox water – add one sliced lemon, 3-4 basil leaves, a sliced cucumber and a little honey to a jar of water. Let the mix stay for around 2-3 hours and then drink throughout the day. It’ll help keep your immunity strong.
2. Garlic And Onion Are An Effective Shingles Treatment.
Both garlic as well as onion contain allicin that’s an effective active ingredient to support your immunity. Therefore, crush 3-4 garlic cloves and add a teaspoon of onion juice to it. Consume the mixture raw on an empty stomach to combat the shingles virus.
3. Echinacea Tea Alleviates Shingles Symptoms.
Echinacea is a healing herb used since ages. It helps fight the viruses as well as infections. So, boil one cup of water and mix echinacea in it. Let the tea steep for about 3 to 5 minutes. Strain and drink it daily until the shingles symptoms subside.
4. Geranium Essential Oil Decreases The Shingles Pain.
Mix two drops of geranium essential oil with ¼ teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply this mixture to the affected area and do not forget to perform a patch test to check for any allergic reactions. You can also use tea tree essential oil, lemongrass, lavender, and black cumin essential oils. They are antiviral and painkilling in nature.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar Dries Up Shingles Blisters.
Add 2 to 4 cups of apple cider vinegar to a tub of warm water. Soak the affected area for a few minutes every day and this will help dry the blisters much faster. ACV treats the rashes caused by chickenpox and shingles. But, do not use the remedy in case of open sores.
Note: Articles on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness on natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.