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Shingles.

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Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Shingles, aftereffects
From: prism.neosoft.com (Karen Rodgers)
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 03:17:21 GMT

>Are there any herbal remedies to help with the after effects of shingles. Mostly the problem is constant itching in the affected nerve areas.

I had good results with Milk of Magnesia applied topically while I had active blisters. For the "after itch", you might try witch hazel applied topically as often as your skin can take it. It is quite drying, but seems to work great for itches of all sorts, including post-hepatic neuralgia and associated itch. (That's the fancy name for shingles that still hurt and itch after the blisters are gone.)


From: cigolott.nbnet.nb.ca (Tom C)

:Are there any herbal remedies to help with the after effects of shingles. Mostly the problem is constant itching in the affected nerve areas.

try prep. H and\or anusol....heard from an acute sufferer that the pain went away after two days and all disappeared after a week of use...



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