Can naturopath help with shingles?
Naturopathic Options Intravenous vitamin C therapy is a mainstay of treatment for shingles in the naturopathic community. This vitamin is often depleted in viral infections which may play a role in the progression of the infection as well as in the development of post-herpetic neuralgia.
What is the best antihistamine for shingles?
Applying a medicated anti-itch lotion (two brands: Benadryl, Caladryl) to the blisters might reduce the pain and itching. Placing cool compresses soaked in water mixed with white vinegar on the blisters and sores might also help. If shingles causes severe pain, your doctor might prescribe a stronger pain medicine.
What is the best anti itch cream for shingles?
To relieve itching and discomfort, try:
- A cool, wet compresses on the affected skin.
- Soothing baths and lotions, such as colloidal oatmeal bath, starch baths, or calamine lotion.
- Zostrix, a cream that contains capsaicin (an extract of pepper)
- Antihistamines to reduce itching (taken by mouth or applied to the skin)
Can progesterone cause shingles?
OBGYN Kathleen Gardner, MD, sees the connection regularly in her Ithaca, NY, practice. She firmly believes that hormonal imbalances related to pregnancy and menopause contribute to a woman’s chances of developing shingles. “Postpartum women have a significant drop in estrogen and progesterone after giving birth.
Does Progesterone weaken your immune system?
Progesterone generally inhibits inflammatory innate immune responses. In vitro studies show that P4 can suppress activation of macrophages and DCs.
Why does shingles keep coming back?
Stress, some medications, and certain health conditions can reactivate the virus and trigger the symptoms of shingles. When shingles occurs more than once, doctors refer to it as recurrent shingles. Recurrent shingles is more common among people with a compromised immune system.