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Alternative Treatments for Shingles

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Shingles:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Shingles may include:

  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Injection of diluted varicella virus
  • Vitamin C
  • Bioflavonoids
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Zinc
  • Multivitamin supplement
  • Multimineral supplement
  • Alpha-lipoic acid
  • Lysine
  • French clay and tea tree oil paste for blisters
  • Activated charcoal, cornstarch, flaxseed paste for blisters
  • Hydrogen peroxide gel for blisters
  • Capsaicin cream for blisters
  • Aloe vera gel for blisters
  • Calamine lotion for blisters
  • Baking soda paste for blisters
  • Epsom salt paste for blisters
  • Lemon balm (Melissa) tea with rose oil and peppermint-topical
  • Vinegar and honey solution for blisters
  • Cold water compress
  • Cold milk compress
  • Capsaicin cream for pain
  • Echinacea
  • Cat's claw
  • Diet
  • Ayurveda (Indian medicine)
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Massage therapy
  • Visualization therapy
  • Tai Chi
  • Reduce stress
  • Aspirin and chloroform paste for blisters
  • Oral pain reliever
  • Cornstarch bath
  • Oatmeal bath
  • Olive leaf extract
  • Arsenicum album homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Rhus tox homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Mezereum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Ranunculus bulbosus homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Natrum muriaticum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Mercurius homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber
  • Radish
  • Pineapple
  • Mung beans
  • Green beans
  • Fig leaf paste
  • Rice soup with Chinese herbs
  • Barley soup
  • Egg soup with Chinese herbs
  • Acupressure
  • Liu Shen Wan Chinese herb, grind and make paste-topical
  • Sarna lotion
  • Avoid lotions containing alpha-hydroxy acid
  • St. John's wort oil
  • Licorice root or lemon balm tea (cooled)-topical with soaked cotton ball
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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