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Shingles Pain Relief Through Home Remedies
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The pain caused by shingles outbreak in form of itching and burning from red rashes or the rupture of blisters heals within 10-15 days by taking antiviral medication such as acyclovir. Your skin also recovers it old smooth, blemish-free appearance,

But what follows as the aftermath of shingles outbreak can be really painful and horrifying especially for the people who are around sixty and more especially those who are weak and on immunosuppressive drugs.

They experience shooting pains on the shingles affected site on their body. You can call them as post shingles outbreak pains or in general medical terms post-herpetic neuralgia.

Post herpetic neuralgia occurs because the shingles virus called varicella zoster virus actually does not vanish due to the administration of antiviral drugs. It is a stubborn creature that defies death but does not attack people with strong immune system. The older and weaker you are, the more prone you become to getting stinging and unbearable shingles pain.

No amount of allopathic medical prescriptions can kill the virus and the only way to get immediate relief is to consume painkillers on a daily basis. It hardly needs to be mentioned that painkillers also come with serious side effects that quite often prove worse than the diseases they cure.

So, the only way out to get permanent relief from shingles pain is to use home remedies and simple physical exercises. Physical exercises combined with healthy and nutritious diet boost our body’s resistance to fight the diseases in the long run.

Although Tai Chi is considered a Chinese martial art and may probably be a far cry for the doddering old people, it is its meditative aspect that can work wonders in boosting their immune system.

Tai Chi means supreme ultimate force in Chinese and is considered a combination of yoga and meditation. It, in fact, depends upon the perspective of the practitioners of Tai Chi as to whether they relate to it as a martial art or to its yogic and meditative aspect that calms and strengthens the body and the mind.

Studies have shown that patients of shingles who practiced Tai Chi for 15 weeks developed immunity to shingles virus.

But again, nutritious diet and physical exercises work on long term perspectives and do not provide immediate relief that the patients suffering from acute pain yearn for. Here are two very simple home remedies that can provide instant relief to shingles pain.

Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus oil is known for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-spasmodic qualities. Just apply a few drops of oil on the site of the pain and you will get almost instant relief.

Lemon oil

Lemon also has calming, anti-septic and anti bacterial properties. Squeeze a few drops, apply them over the troubling spot and you will experience it soothing effect.


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