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Is there any home remedy for shingles?

Is there any home remedy for shingles?

SHINGLES HOME REMEDY: There are no home remedies for shingles. Sorry. See your dermatologist who will probably prescribe an antiviral medications such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) or famvir. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

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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Best remedy home remedy for shingles on your armpit?

Best remedy home remedy for shingles on your armpit?

None: You need to get treated. Treatment for shingles is far more successful the earlier you start. Also, be sure to stay away from any that is pregnant, or other people with impaired immune systems. ...Read more

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Have shingles - can you get it on the top of your vagina I have a few itchy, painful spots is there a home remedy terrified to undress in doc office?

Maybe not shingles: You assume it's shingles. Some diseases resemble that. It would be rare to have shingle in a limited pubic area. You can take a friend or relative to be with you in the exam room when you see the doctor to make it less frightening for you. There is no home remedy for an I diagnosed disorder. ...Read more

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I have an under arm lump. Do i need an antibiotic or is there a home remedy? I recently took a long road trip. I was unable to shower for 2 days. Also I have had shingles as a young man. I am 24. I also on this trip picked up a cold so i tried a variety o

I have an under arm lump. Do i need an antibiotic or is there a home remedy? I recently took a long road trip. I was unable to shower for 2 days. Also I have had shingles as a young man. I am 24. I also on this trip picked up a cold so i tried a variety o

A : A new lump in that area could be due to many things. It can be an inflamed cyst, ingrown hair or boil, or inflamed lymph node. If the lump is not enlarging, non-tender and you do not have fever and other symptoms you can monitor it at home. You can try warm towel compresses for 15 minutes several times a day. If it enlarges, becomes painful, or you become feverish, you should see a physician. If the lump does not resolve in a week, you should visit physician for evaluation and treatment. Take care, . ...Read more

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I am experiencing an allergic and severe reaction to acyclovir and Valtrex (valacyclovir) for shingles treatment. How do I treat this at home?

See a dermatologist: It makes no sense to use both Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Acyclovir at the same time. Allergic reaction to either of these is extremely unlikely. See a skin specialist immediatly . The correct diagnosis may be something else. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy for a uti?

Is there any home remedy for a uti?

Not really: The old wives tale of drinking a gallon of cranberry juice bears some merit, but the gallon is more important that the cranberry part. Above and beyond that, antibiotics are superior to most homeopathic cures. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy for a stiff neck?

Is there any home remedy for a stiff neck?

Several: Good back health in terms of correct postures & mechanics related to lifting. Exercise on a regular basis, good sleeping habits & weight control are a few things that can help. Job satisfaction is important. If a smoker, stop as this increases rate of spine degeneration. Local heat applications, stretching exercises under a hot shower, otc medication as needed. Avoid prolonged positioning ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for peyronie disease?

Are there any home remedy for peyronie disease?

No: Local treatment with oitment, injection, surgery may be helpful.Talk to yor pcp/urologist. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for fair and glowing skin?

Are there any home remedy for fair and glowing skin?

Marine Fish Oil: and other GOOD fats such as coconut oil can lubricate the skin from the inside out. See your doc first please. Peace and good health. Avoid bad fats such as trans-fats in prepared foods. Avoid skin lotions containing alcohol,which is drying. ...Read more

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My sister has a dry cough. Is there any home remedy?

My sister has a dry cough. Is there any home remedy?

Cough: *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy to get rid of left-over impetigo marks from a child's body?

Is there any home remedy to get rid of left-over impetigo marks from a child's body?

Urea: Urea cream will slowly peel away top layer of skin to lighten post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 40 per cent is available by prescription but 20 per cent is over the counter. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy to treat prostatitis?

Is there any home remedy to treat prostatitis?

Please get an exam: From your doc to make sure that's what you have. He/she can then treat you. True prosatatis is an infectection/inflammation of the prostate, different from enlarged prostate that older men get so over the counter saw palmetto is not likely to help. Careful of prostate massage because it may spread the infection, if there. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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24f-unmarried - Due to intercourse vaginal part has been stretched and looks in bad shape. Is there any home remedy or exsersize to cure this?

24f-unmarried - Due to intercourse vaginal part has been stretched and looks in bad shape. Is there any home remedy or exsersize to cure this?

Kegel exercises: It is natural for intercourse to stretch the vagina somewhat, but Kegel exercises can help maintain things better. This involves tightening the muscles of your bottom like you would if you are cutting off your urine stream. Do this multiple times over a one or two minute period multiple times during the day and you should in time notice an improvement. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for minor pimples?

Are there any home remedy for minor pimples?

Benzoyl peroxide: It's as cheap as the honey / cinnamon / lemon concoction you read about on the internet, and the difference is that is actually works. It's not pleasant to use, but it clears minor acne in about two weeks. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for less bleeding in menses?

Are there any home remedy for less bleeding in menses?

No: No, there are no home remedies, but if the bleeding is extremely heavy then a GYN MD should be consulted to avoid anemia. If the bleeding is 3 pads in 30 minutes, go to the E.R. as that constitutes hemorrhage and not normal "menstrual bleeding." ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy or diet I can follow to reduce the pain symptoms associated with Endometriosis other than using painkillers regularly?

Is there any home remedy or diet I can follow to reduce the pain symptoms associated with Endometriosis other than using painkillers regularly?

Many: Diet can really help. There are many effective natural therapies. For more info see <a href="http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/endometriosis.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/endometriosis.htm</a> & <a href="https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/endometriosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://umm.ed ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy to stop continuous passing of wind? My stomach does feel slightly unwell whenever I pass wind after having food. Pleasehelp

Is there any home remedy to stop continuous passing of wind? 
My stomach does feel slightly unwell whenever I pass wind after having food. Pleasehelp

Probiotics : Probiotics and methods to help regular daily bowel movements to re-balance your GI system would be a good start. Avoiding foods that cause you the most gas and cramping (dairy? Cabbage? Broccoli? Beans?) is another step. Beyond this, an evaluation by your doctor may be in order. ...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