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Doctor insights on: Apple Cider Vinegar For Shingles

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I'm a 38 yr. Old woman and i'm on the 6th day of my first episode of shingles. Do you think drinking apple cider vinegar might help kill the virus?

I'm a 38 yr. Old woman and i'm on the 6th day of my first episode of shingles.  Do you think drinking apple cider vinegar might help kill the virus?

No.: I am sorry to hear about your case of shingles. It can be quite painful. Apple cider vinegar will do nothing to kill the virus or shorten the duration of your symptoms. There are antiviral medicines that can help and also good pain medicines to make you feel better. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Too much apple cider vinegar harmful?

Too much apple cider vinegar harmful?

Probably not: If you believed all the health claims made for this stuff (it supposedly cures everything), you would be reading uncritically. If the stuff doesn't make you sick to your stomach, it probably will not hurt you. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to consume apple cider vinegar?

Is it healthy to consume apple cider vinegar?

Yes, in moderation: Vinegar, including apple cider vinegar, lowers post-prandial glycemia by 20%. This appears to be due to vinegars effect of slowing gastric emptying. Just 2 teaspoons before meals is the effective dose. **Avoid vinegar pills as they have been associated with esophageal injury....their pH and contents are not standardized. Avoid large dose of apple cider vinegar as it can cause hypokalemia. ...Read more

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What is apple cider vinegar used for in medicine?

Adjunct only: The fact that it is promoted as being good for absolutely everything should tip you off that it's not really curing anything. You owe it to yourself to get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community, rather than try to negotiate the welter of mostly-false claims about complementary medicine on your own. There's some stuff of real value. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which are considered the best uses for apple cider vinegar?

Which are considered the best uses for apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vineger: Uses are reported in lowering blood pressure, decreasing stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation, weight loss, relief of allergies, treatment for acute migraines, improve arthritis. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar helps infetility?

Can apple cider vinegar helps infetility?

Unlikely: There are many health claims for apple cider vinegar. It often helps heartburn & appears to lower blood sugar in diabetics, but there is little research to support most of the claims, gut even the wildest claims don't say it helps infertility. There are many different causes of infertility & it's important to find & address the cause.Hypothyroidism is a common issue. Individualized herbs may help. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar: http://authoritynutrition.com/6-proven-health-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar/

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Is apple cider vinegar helpful for peyronie's disease?

Is apple cider vinegar helpful for peyronie's disease?

Not likely: Please consult with your doctor to assess if the disorder needs surgical correction. You may have apple cider as a matter of your taste, but do not expect it to affect the penile lesion. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take apple cider vinegar (diluted) while on tecta?

Is it ok to take apple cider vinegar (diluted) while on tecta?

Probably: I'm not really sure what medication that is but do not know of any interactions with apple cider vinegar. Check the spelling of your medication and ask again to be sure. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more