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Herpes zoster also called shingles is a viral disease , caused by varicella zoster virus or VZV, the chicken pox virus and affects unilateral nerves. Anyone who's had chickenpox may develop shingles.
Symptoms: painful skin rash along with blisters limited to one side of the body.
- Pain, burning, numbness or tingling
- Sensitivity to touch
- A red rash that begins a few days after the pain
- Fluid-filled blisters that break open and crust over
Virus that causes chickenpox and shingles is not the same virus responsible for cold sores or genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted infection.
Dr K S Gopis says Homoeopathic medicines are ideal for the treatment of herpes zoster and it cure this condition safely without any side effects.
Dr Kirti recommends following homeopathic medicines for Herpes Zoster infection. Watch his You Tube video titled "Herpes Zoster ! Homeopathic Medicine for Herpes Zoster ? Explain !" for more info
Homeopathic medicine for Herpes Zoster
- Variolinum 30, 2 drops 2 times a day. As per Dr Vaishali Jain "Variolinum is a very effective medicine in aiding, curing & preventing smallpox"
- Rhus toxicodendron 30 2 drops every hour for 3 days. Rhus tox is one of the top remedies for herpes zoster. It is considered a routine remedy for herpes zoster with much itching , burning, and tingling pains
- Arsenic album 30, 1 drop 3 times a day. Arsenic alb is another top remedy for the treatment of herpes zoster. It is suited to suppurating herpes with violent burning pain. There is burning and shooting pain , which is worse at night , especially 12 to 4 am. The crusts are large and deep which bleed when removed. There is thirst for small quantities of water at short intervals.
- Cantharis 30 Good for blister, reduces pain and infection, and water content in blisters thereby drying it up. It has a effect on nerves which are affected by herpes virus. 2 drops theree times a day (morning-noon-night)
- Calendula officinalis Q apply on affected area three times a day. Dr Gopi advises after the vesicles and crusts have disappeared, 50 drops mixed with 30 gms of Vaseline may be applied to the affected part to soothe the skin.
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