7 Useful Homemade Therapies For Shingles


Homemade Therapies For Shingles

Chicken pox in experienced by almost every one of us in our childhood days. The problem is after the chicken pox has subsided. The virus which caused chicken pox in the first place remains inactive in our system. Our strong immune system protects us from this virus. As our immune system gets weary with aging, stress, depression and illnesses, the dormant virus can get reactivated. This is when shingles start to occur. This infection can cause blisters and rashes. It can be really painful and you can suffer from burning sensations. It starts off with a mild rash and turn into a severe one in a matter of weeks. The virus that causes shingles is herpes zoster virus. You must visit a doctor if the shingle is near your eye as it can damage your cornea. There are lots of medications available for this issue. However, you can try out some natural homemade solutions which are safe and free from chemicals.

Here Is A List Of Effective Home Remedies For Shingles:

1.Fuller’s Earth Poultice:

Take 2 teaspoons of fuller’s earth and mix with a little water and stir it to form a fine paste [1]. Spread the paste finger-thick on a cloth and cover it with gauze. Then apply the cloth-side down on the blisters. As soon as it warms up, replace the pack. Follow this at least twice a day to get improvements. Fuller’s earth poultice can dry up blisters and helps in speedy recovery too. Regular usage can lessen pain and reduce inflammations.

fullers earth

2. Baking Soda:

Baking soda can give you relief from pain [2]. Apply this powder directly on the affected area. You can mix it with water before application. It can quicken up the healing process. Baking soda can make your skin neutral by killing the bacteria and micro-organisms present as well.

baking soda

3. Mixed Oil Treatment:

Mixture of essential oils is useful in alleviating pain for shingle problems [3]. Obtain 2 drops of bergamot, equal amounts of eucalyptus oil and 2 tablespoons or 30 ml of almond oil. Combine them well. Use a cotton swab to dab this mixed oil on the sores. It can reduce pain and swelling as well. Do this at least twice a day for improved outcomes.

Mixed Oil Treatment

4. Cornstarch:

Cornstarch is another natural supplement that can help the wounded area to heal more quickly [4]. Mix a little cornstarch with some water to form a smooth paste. Rub this on the shingles and wash off after it had completely dried off. Do this on a habitual basis for optimal results.


5.Chamomile Tea or Yarrow Tea:

Chamomile or Yarrow Tea has the ability to sooth the soreness, lessen pain and reduce blisters [5]. Soak a washcloth in either one of this tea. Make sure the tea is not too hot. Apply the wash cloth to the rashes. It can give instant relief and respite from discomfort and agony.

Chamomile tea

6. Garlic:

Garlic cloves are famous for its anti-viral properties  [6]. Take 2 capsules of garlic extract at least twice a day. Follow this for a week or more. It can decrease shingles and alleviate you from pain as well.


7. Calendula:

Calendula tincture is very beneficial for this use [7]. Use this tincture to produce a diluted solution. Mix calendula tincture with water in a ratio of 1:4. Sprinkle this homemade tincture on the rashes and blisters. It can quicken the healing pace of skin. Follow this remedy once a day on a daily basis. It can also decrease the severity of shingles if used frequently.