Shingles is caused by the same virus as the chicken pox. Having chicken pox as a kid was hard enough, but having it reappear again is even more difficult. Sadly, the virus itself never disappears from your body; it will continue to lurk in your nervous system until it attacks your weakened immune system. For this reason, shingles are more common in older adults, although it can appear any time the conditions are right. People who had an organ transplant or have cancer or AIDS are more likely to get shingles due to being immunosuppressed. At the onset of shingles, you will usually feel pain or some kind of tingling at some parts of your body. In most cases, this sensation is limited to one side of your body. And soon after that, you'll get a red rash, which will be followed by blisters that can last from a few days to several weeks. Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to make the virus easier to weather. Here are ten home remedies for shingles.
Baking soda is a pantry staple in most homes that is as versatile as it is affordable. The best way to use baking soda for relief from the symptoms of shingles is to turn it into a paste by adding a little bit of water. After mixing, apply this paste directly on the affected area and be very gentle in order not to irritate the skin.
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