Shingles is a disease caused by the very same virus which causes chickenpox-varicella-zoster. The virus usually lies inactive in the nerve cells located near the brain and spinal cord. Upon suppression or weakening of the immune system, the virus re-emerges as shingles. Shingles is manifested by the development of painful rashes-fluid-filled blisters which eventually crusts. Shingles can cause extreme pain and usually takes weeks to heal. Fortunately, shingles home remedy is available, which can help alleviate the symptoms and shorten the recovery time.
One shingles home remedy is the application of cold packs. Cold packs can help relieve the pain and the burning sensation associated with the rashes. The packs should be wrapped in soft towels and should be applied to the affected skin for twenty minutes. Regular application of cold packs, with an interval of twenty minutes between each application, has been observed to diminish the pain caused by … Read More