Homeopathic Remedies for Shingles
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Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful
rash on various parts of the body including the face or eye. It is caused by the varicella-zoster
virus which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you had
chicken pox as a child, you can have shingles as an adult. After you've had
chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and
brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles during times of
stress and immune system weakness. Shingles can occur anywhere
including on the genitals, but it often appears as a single stripe of blisters
that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso.
acute care is the best choice to alleviate the pain and
itching as well as post herpetic neuralgic pain. Homeopathy will gently
rebalance the body to reduce the viral flare up, without the need for harmful
suppressive medications such as Valtrex or
Homeopathic Remedies For Shingles
Rash is bright
pink, swollen, itchy and
produces stinging pains made better by cool compresses and
aggravated by warmth.
This remedy is used when shingles with swelling and stinging
pains (like a needle and thread) predominate, better with cold and
aggravated by heat.
Affects the lips, the face and between the 2 rib areas as regions. The
eruptions with intense burning sensation in the blister. Worse after
midnight (at about 1 am) and worse from cold in any form. Better by warmth.
Very thirsty and gets exhausted very
easily. Herpetic eruptions alternate with internal issues.
Used for shingles with
red, burning lesions that are relieved by warmth and are worse at
night, causing great restless anxiety.
Indicated when the rash is worse on the right side of the abdomen and
under the right arm. Shingles are often accompanied by abdominal
upset or problems with the pancreas.
Sores with burning and jerking pains which are worse in
cold and at night. Thick corrosive scabs which have yellow pus
underneath. Suppressed herpes causes central nervous system disorders. Pale,
often obese, weak,
timid, easily tired when walking. Flabby muscles, sweats easily and get colds
easily. Curvature of bones, especially spine and long bones. Extremities are crooked
or deformed; bones irregularly developed. Head sweats
profusely while sleeping especially at the head and neck with a sour odor.
Herpetic eruptions on shoulders, neck,
around nipples and chin or face. There
is itching burning pain which is worse in open air and is better in damp weather and from walking.
Weak person with
excessively yellow, sallow complexion; prone to respiratory
and urinary tract infections.
alleviates shingles pain that features burning, red blisters that become
aggravated at night time and with the application of cold water. There may
be urinary tract complaints during an attack of shingles.
Affinity for folds of skin, such as joints, behind ears, groins, neck.
Herpes in obese females with delayed and scanty menses. Herpes appearing at
menopause. Large blisters from umbilicus to the spine, mainly affecting
left side. Itching spots on various parts of the body which oozes a watery
sticky fluid. Itching as though foreign matter would pass out through the
skin. Circular herpes, feels hard to touch and is wrinkled. The itching is
worse at night, during and after menstruation and is better from wrapping
up. Cautiousness; timid person. Fidgety while sitting at work. Sad,
despondent; music makes her weep.
Herpes outbreaks on face, hands, genitals, bends of knees and
elbows are the commonly affected regions. Herpes after mercury toxicity.
Adapted to persons with unhealthy skin which suppurates easily. Highly
sensitive to cold. Herpes zoster from spine forwards, especially the left
side. The eruption is the seat of acute neuralgic pains which are
worse at night; vesicles on an inflamed base associated with splinter
like pains, severe itching and scratching. There is marked aggravation
at night and from cold or touch. The person feels better in damp weather
and from wrapping up warmly. Sour body odor. Oversensitive, physically and mentally.
The slightest cause irritates;
quick, fast speech and fast drinking. Peevish and angry at the least trifle.
Hypochondriacal; unreasonably anxious.
Extremely sensitive to cold air,
wrapped up to the face even in hot weather; cannot bear to be uncovered;
takes cold from slightest exposure to fresh air.
For the neuralgic shooting pains that appear after the lesions.
Pain can be in any part of the body, including the eye with shingles of
the eye. Pain travels along the nerve. This remedy is also used
effectively for neuropathy. Repeat dosing
in water to relief the pains and use 30C, 200C or 1M potencies
This remedy is prescribed if the left
side of the body is affected, plus swelling, which is aggravated
by warmth but is relieved by cold. Person is often jealous,
intense, anxious, loquacious, creative and can be dominating. Better
with any body discharges including stool, menstrual flow, mucus discharges.
Affinity for right side. Herpes of
right forearm, wrist and hand. Herpes on the right side
extending across the abdomen. There is itching which changes to
burning on scratching. There are shooting pains (neuralgia) which are worse at night and in
cold damp weather. Herpetic eruptions which are surrounded by small
pimples. Herpes with a tendency to suppurate especially in persons with
profuse sweat. Nervous conditions after suppressed discharges.
there is severe pain, if
the skin burns and itches and forms brown scabs, or if the person is
middle-aged or elderly. Lasting neuralgic pains shoot along the nerve
after the skin. Post herpetic neuralgia and
burning with great coldness of body. Indicated for a shingles rash where the blisters are
oozing, bright red and made worse by hot applications. The rash is often
accompanied by terrible itching made better with the application of
compresses. Eczema and itching eruptions can occur after vaccination.
vesicles are filled with a thin, acrid fluid and are found in clusters.
Herpetic eruptions over fingers and palms of hands which finally spreads over
the whole body It is indicated for severe
burning and itching. Sharp stitching pains
which are worse from touch, motion, change of temperature and on entering a
cold place. Skin is worse from touch, moving about or
eating. It is useful if there are nerve pains and itching, or the
slightest touch, movement or eating makes the symptoms worse.
Indicated for shingles when the rash is deeply inflamed
accompanied with stabbing pains primarily on the ribcage. The eruptions
are often bluish in color.
This remedy is used when the
shingles are on the trunk of the body.
Herpes of the
face and for
hairy parts. The itching is worse in winter and while
sweating. Itching alternates with pains in the chest and
painful stools. Useful when
blisters emerge that are painful and very itchy and when warmth
brings relief. The pain is worse at night and less noticed when
moving about. Relieves the itching and pains accompanying
this condition. The rash consists of small, red fluid-filled vesicles or
blisters that break when scratched, spreading the infection. Bad effects
of getting wet, especially after being over-heated. Worse from cold, worse wet.
Worse bathing; washing; straining. Drawing, tearing pain, especially fibrous
tissues; joints; round joints. Restlessness; must move, though first
movement painful. Better from dry, warm applications. The
individual will mostly likely be restless, changing positions often
seeking relief. Shingles will appear primarily on the left side of
the body. Hot baths and warm compresses bring temporary relief.
Dry herpes affecting the chin. Eruptions are inclined to
form pus. Suited to malnourished persons with unhealthy easily suppurating
skin. Nervous, irritable, temperament. Persons of light complexion, fine dry
skin; pale face. Weak with lax muscles. Deficient nutrition from imperfect
assimilation. Oversensitive, physically and mentally.
Dry scaly herpes on nape of neck and ankles. Moist herpes
with small white vesicles in groups, forming scabs over the whole face,
especially above nose and about the eyes. Burning pain after scratching.
Worse from washing, bathing and getting
warm in bed. Persons of nervous temperament, quick motioned, quick tempered,
plethoric, skin excessively sensitive to atmospheric changes. Standing
Herpes with sensation of bugs crawling under the skin.
Neuralgia persisting after disappearance of herpes outbreak in shingles. It is an excellent
remedy for post herpetic neuralgia. Suggested dosing is to take
200C twice daily for 3 days.
to also consider for shingles that are: Caladium, Sepia,
Natrum mur and