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What's recommended as a cure for pain from shingles outbreak?

What's recommended as a cure for pain from shingles outbreak?

Shingles: See your doctor. There are several excellent medications for shingles pain. I usually use Gralise and lidoderm. ...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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Natural remedy for shingles?

Natural remedy for shingles?

Homeopathy, FSM: There are many effective remedies for shingles. Homeopathy is very effective- see http://www.Holisticonline.Com/remedies/shingles/shingles_homeopathy.Htm also consider http://www.Frequencyspecific.Com/ also try vit. A, c, zinc, lysine and antiviral herbs like japanese knotweed and olive leaf extract. ...Read more

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Any tips on pain relief for shingles/herpes zoster?

Zoster pain: 1. Anti-virals- decrease length of symptoms 2. Anti-inflammatories 3. Neuropathic pain meds: gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tcas... 4. Traditional pain meds 5. Epidural steroid injections hang in there! ...Read more

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Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

Probably not: This sounds like someone is marketing a non-FDA approved nutritional supplement with a name that is designed to sound almost exactly like "Celebrex", an FDA-approved non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that can be effective for some pain conditions. I would avoid "celadrex" like the plague. The only way it might help for back pain is that you wallet will weigh less. ...Read more

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What pain relief is available for shingles that doesn't involve sleepiness?

What pain relief is available for shingles that doesn't involve sleepiness?

Topical therapy: Most of the oral medications used to treat shingles pain are sedating. However, there are topical treatments (applied to skin) such as Lidocaine patches or gel, or capsacin cream (zostrix), a chili-derived substance that stings at first, but later deadens the nerve endings. ...Read more

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What is the cure for fibromyalgia? how long can body ache exist? is taking pain killer for ache good?

What is the cure for fibromyalgia? how long can body ache exist? is taking pain killer for ache good?

Natural cure: is a fibromyalgia (FM) cure and are "pain killers" good. Officially, cause and cure unknown and opiates bad. Clinical evidence indicates cause multifactorial and people improve with lifestyle changes. Savella, (milnacipran) Lyrica and Cymbalta ameliorate pain; providing opportunity for exercise to reconstitute global muscle tone andmass; loss of which contributes to FM onset. Aquatherapy, massage, yoga and cannabis help. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for neuropathic pain from diabetes?

Is there any cure for neuropathic pain from diabetes?

Unfortunately, once: The nerve damage is done, there is no cure. However, there are multiple available treatments. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for lower back pain without paracetimol?

What's recommended as a cure for lower back pain without paracetimol?

Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more

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Remedy for shingles?

Remedy for shingles?

See a pain doc ASAP: Antivirals, like valtrex, (valacyclovir) need to be started within 72 hrs of shingle symptoms. They can decrease the severity and duration of the rash. If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. ...Read more

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What are some at home remedies to relieve pain for a herpes outbreak?

What are some at home remedies to relieve pain for a herpes outbreak?

Topical lidocaine: You can get topical Lidocaine and it will numb the area temporarily until it heals. Abreva works ok and can shorten outbreak by a day or two. Also, wear sunscreen daily to prevent further outbreaks. L-lysine has helped some also. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for back pain safely?

Is there a good cure for back pain safely?

Have it evaluated: First of all, you have to determine the cause and then you will know if a cure is possible. ...Read more

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Is there any natural remedy that works for chronic severe GERD?

Is there any natural remedy that works for chronic severe GERD?

Mastic Gum: If you have GERD, Mastic Gum (available in a health food store) should help. 1,000 mg per day for at least two weeks. That should eradicate H. pylori, the spirochete that causes GERD, ulcers, and stomach cancer. Mastic gum also heals gastric and duodenal ulcers. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help ease the pain for an incision from c-section. Without using strong pain killers. Or treatment for fast healing. ?

Is there anything to help ease the pain for an incision from c-section. Without using strong pain killers. Or treatment for fast healing. ?

Add Aleve (naproxen): 2 tablets 2 x per day with food if not on anything similar like motrin. It may help you reduce the other meds but you did just have a pretty big surgery, keep it clean but your gonna need pain medication. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Is there a good homeopathic cure for joint pain?

Is there a good homeopathic cure for joint pain?

No: No cure to my knowledge but glucosamine and condroitin are good supplements that help joint pain. Also aloe vera capsules is a good anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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If OTC meds don't work for yeast infection is there a holoistic, all natural way to cure infection ?

If OTC meds don't work for yeast infection is there a holoistic, all natural way to cure infection ?

Try probiotics: If it doesn't get better it might not be yeast and worth seeing an md to make sure is yeast and not bv. If the infection is not too bad you can use probiotics- the easiest way is yogurt. This is better at preventing than treating but using plain, live culture yogurt can put 1 tablespoon by applicator in vagina. Ideally, see a doctor, the prescription meds work very well and are easy to take. ...Read more

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New diagnosis of lower spine arthritis. I am 62 .Any treatment available beyond palliatives and pain relief? Can it be cured?

New diagnosis of lower spine arthritis. I am 62 .Any treatment available beyond palliatives and pain relief? Can it be cured?

Pain in the back: I have degenerative disk disease myself. I find that the over the counter preparation called: osteo-bi-flex really helps, but it takes a month or two to kick in. It contains glucosamine, chondroitin and something called msm. Be sure and discuss with your physician and good luck to you. ...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