Top 10 Ways to Naturally Heal Shingles

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3.  Cornstarch or Baking Soda

You can apply baking soda or cornstarch directly to the blisters to help dry them up and encourage faster healing. The drier you can keep the blisters, the faster they will heal. Try to keep the blisters exposed to the open air and uncovered as much as possible to help them dry. You can alternate soaking the blisters to help ease the pain and itching, then drying them with a towel then applying baking soda or corn starch to help dry them out and encourage healing.

 

4. A Cool Bath

Many people find that soaking in a cool bath can often help ease the pain of shingles. The trick is to make sure that the water isn’t too hot. Soaking for just 10 or 15 minutes often diminishes the pain for hours afterwards. Dry the area with a towel (be sure to wash it afterwards in hot water) then you can liberally apply some baking soda or cornstarch to help the blisters heal.

 

5.  A Healing Bath

Many people find that starch baths or colloidal oatmeal baths can help to ease the pain of shingles as well as to help them heal more quickly. These types of treatments can be found in many drugstores or in your local health food or natural store. Add the product to a cool or lukewarm bath. If the bath is too hot it will only irritate the skin even more. Be sure to dry the area after the bath and wash any towel or wash cloth that came into contact with the blisters. Find out more about therapeutic baths.

 

6.  Soothing Lotions

Not all types of lotion or creams will ease the pain of shingles and some can make them even worse. Most people find that any lotion that contains perfume or any type of scent only makes things worse.  Try lotions that contain capsaicin, as these can not only calm the itching but can go a long way towards easing the pain, although they won’t help the blisters heal any faster.

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