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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

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

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

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How do you use apple cider vinegar for health?

How do you use apple cider vinegar for health?

Many different ways: Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. Its many uses include treating heartburn, many infections (like sinus, ear ; yeast infections), acne ; other skin conditions.It may help treat diabetes, hypertension ; high cholesterol.Research is limited but does support many uses. It is safe and inexpensive.See comments for useful links:. ...Read more

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Treating Shingles (Checklist)

Seek healthcare professional for treatment
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Prevent exposure to people without history of chicken pox
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Take ibuprofen or naproxen for pain and inflammation
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If prescribed anti-viral medication, take appropriately and completely
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Why and how would unfiltered apple cider vinegar have a positive effect on my health?

Why and how would unfiltered apple cider vinegar have a positive effect on my health?

Many benefits: Apple cider vinegar is touted as a cure for many maladies. However, research is limited. It does lower elevated blood sugar (a great benefit) & may lower cholesterol & reduce cancer risk. It may enhance mineral absorption & chelate lead & other heavy metals & support detoxification in general. It is a home remedy for many things- see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/remedies/acvinegar.Html & comment:. ...Read more

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What does a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar a day do for your body?

Vinegar tonic: Vinegar belongs to the class of high nutrient foods that have strong detoxifying health properties. Although formal research has not provided ample support for this, many empiric traditions of medicine support its health benefits especially when taken daily like other tonics such as astralagus. I use a couple teaspoons with olive oil and sea salt for a tangy home made salad dressing. ...Read more

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Treating Shingles (Checklist)

Seek treatment immediately
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Wear loose clothing over lesions
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Keep lesions clean by washing daily
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Take antivirals as directed
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Can I have raw apple cider vinegar, how much everyday?

Can I have raw apple cider vinegar, how much everyday?

Depends on...: Without knowing one's individual details, a doctor would not be able to tell if any particular vinegar would be good, bad, or have no effect on a that person. But, for what health benefit would somebody want to drink any type of vinegar? Vinegar is good for pickling foods, and making foods taste more special, but vinegar is not necessary for normal health. ...Read more

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Treating Shingles (Checklist)

Seek help ASAP, ideally within 72 hours
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Avoid scratching the lesions
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If prescribed antivirals, don't skip doses.
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If 60 or older, consider getting shingles vaccine
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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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