With the first sign of shingles you should consult your health care professional. Failure to treat this condition early and correctly can in some cases allow it to become chronic.
Shingles can only occur in those who had chicken pox. It is caused from the V. Zoster virus and is similar to the herpes virus except it is not sexually transmitted. Once you have chicken pox the virus never leaving your body.
Herpes is a virus that is passed on from person to person by skin to skin contact. The herpes simplex virus can come in contact with another person and may be contracted in the process. The signs and symptoms of this virus are typically rash, pain, itching, break dry skin, and problems with hair and sexual function. Generally the virus will just lie dormant in your body, producing no symptoms. It is never ever normal for this type of virus to spread itself to other areas of the body as well as to other humans.
Some of the other symptoms of this virus can include early onset menopause, migraine headaches, herpetic whitlow, vein dysfunction, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and sporadic strokes. This is a strain of the Herpes Simplex Virus that stays within your body and the rashes are not usually anywhere else on your body. This is the reason that shingles only occur on the torso and limbs.
This is usually the case when a person has a weakened immune system, either due to a poor diet or the use of drugs. It is normal in patients with compromised immune systems to fail to utilizing the antibodies normally found in those with adequate immune systems. That is one reason why sugaring your fingernails may leave a scar.
The most compelling reason to take action against this rash rather than treat is that once you have the shingles, getting rid of the virus is very difficult. They can hang around for months and years in your body. One good thing is that they are extremely contagious. However, it is also a fact that shingles in older adults can be more difficult to eliminate.
Your best bet is to contact your health care professional and ask them for advice on the best home remedies for shingles. They might have some suggestions, but it is often difficult to get them to endorse a particular treatment. Some of the home treatments for shingles might sound like they are not so good for your health.
One such remedy for shingles is burning sage. Some of the advice you might receives regarding this treatment advise to apply a layer of burning sage to the rash area a couple of times a day. There is no evidence to support any of the claims made about this treatment though.
Applying AnAnti-histamine Chlorine Lotion
The anhydrous histamine causes the itchy rash, so your rash might be less if you use lotions with an anti-histamine agent. These are usually included in lotions to calm swelling and itch. You can of course ask your doctor or go to the local pharmacy to find an over-the-counter anti-histamine.
Applying wet gloves were also used by early people and they proved effective at treating poison ivy rashes. By the early 1900’s it was reported that waterproof gloves could do the trick and today there are a good few varieties to choose from.
Self-medicating with Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide can be found in many acne treatments and is reported to help banish zits. There are no actual medical studies to support the claims that it can boost the immune system though. Even if hydrogen peroxide had some beneficial effects, people have experienced allergic reactions after using it, including hives and difficulty breathing. It is also a potent acid and, if incorrectly applied, can cause burning.
illuminating the area with a ozone/napleshipping mask
There are several outstanding brands on the market, but I would suggest that you obtain the services of a dermatologist to evaluate your skin type and choose a moisturizing regimen that will best nourish your skin. Also, as with any treatment, try to educate yourself on the ingredients that are best for your skin type.