Homeopathic remedies for shingles
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, zoster or zona, is a viral infection that manifests itself as a painful rash. It can affect any part of the body but it generally appears as a blister that forms a strip around either the left or the right part of the torso, around one eye or even on one side of the neck or face.
The incidence of shingles across the globe varies between 1.2 and 3.4 cases for every 1000 medically sound individuals, with the rate getting higher among those aged above 65. On an average, a majority of people contract this disease at least once in their lifetime.
Homeopathic medicines for shingles offers suitable and safe treatment for it , which I shall elaborate later in this article.
Characteristics of shingles
Shingles is essentially a viral ailment marked by a painful skin rash coupled with blisters, occurring as a stripe on one side of the body.
Herpes zoster should not be confused with herpes simplex, despite having similar nomenclature.
Symptoms of shingles
Shingle mostly affects only a miniscule part of the skin on one side of your body. The signs and symptoms may appear in the form of pain, itching burning , numbness , a rash that occurs 2-3 days after the pain or as fluid-packed blisters.Other symptoms that patients could display are fever, fatigue, head pain, feeling of chill or general aches and pains.Pain is the primary and initial symptom of shingles. It can sometimes be so intense that it can be confused for a symptom of heart, lung or kidney problem. At times, patients may develop shingles pain without ever getting the rash.
Causes of shingles
Shingles is triggered by the varicella-zoster virus (also known as VZV) — the same virus that is responsible for chickenpox. Even after chickenpox has got treated, the virus sometimes does not leave the body, lying inert in tissues in the region of the spinal chord and brain. It can then go on to cause shingles — a disease with very different symptoms — usually several years after the initial infection.
Homeopathic treatment for shingles
The homeopathic medicines that I have found to be ideal for cases of shingles are Ranunculus Bulbous, Croton Tiglium, Asterias Rubens, Cedron, Dolichos, and Dulcamara.I feel that Ranunculus Bulbous works best in cases of herpetic eruptions that cause a lot of itching. Croton Tiglium is more suited for patients suffering from the stinging and smarting pain of eruptions. I prefer to prescribe Cedron in cases of shingles with radiating pain. Dolichos and Dulcamara are also homeopathic remedies that are effective for herpes zoster.Since these homeopathic medicines are derived from natural substances, they are safe along with being successful and being free from side-effects.