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Natural Cure For Shingles Pain
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interested in natural treatments for psoriasis, insomnia and chronic lower back pain. What are some natural methods of healing/treating psoriasis?
Hernia at t8 has caused great pain from crash for 7 years. Besides pain pills what cure or relief can there be?
Is there anything to help ease the pain for an incision from c-section. Without using strong pain killers. Or treatment for fast healing. ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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