Shingles: Natural Treatment Helps

For outbreaks, simple approach 
500 mcg B Complex/B12
3 grams (3,000 mg) of lysine daily can shorten the duration and lessen the pain/itch.
If you have developed shingles or have repeated outbreaks try 500 mg of lysine daily  between meals as insurance after kicking the previous outbreak. Don't take lysine just because you had chicken pox as lysine can reduce arginine.

In supplement form, high doses of lysine may raise cholesterol levels and increase the risk of gallstones, so monitor and let your health provder know you are taking this. 

Dietary sources of lysine include meat, fish, dairy products, legumes and brewer's yeast (also B vits and B12).  
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Selections from Natural Health News 
Feb 02, 2010
Capsicum is listed in a table as being used for shingles, trigeminal, and diabetic neuralgia, when it is actually the US Food and Drug Administration-approved over-the-counter and prescription drug capsaicin, the vanillanoid compound
Jun 21, 2007
Lyrica, known generically as pregabalin, previously won FDA approval to treat partial seizures, pain following the rash of shingles and pain associated with diabetes nerve damage. The FDA warned that common side effects of the drug ...
Jan 20, 2009
Shingles is readily treated and resolved with herbal compounds. Historically Black Walnut tincture was used to apply externally to the patches, although I have found that Valerian root tincture can be effective. ...
Nov 30, 2008
Shingles is the same virus as chicken pox. The very painful patches can be treated naturally with valerian root and black walnut tincture. Additionally using St. John's Wort tincture acts as an anti-viral.
Jan 26, 2008
The numbers of newly vaccinated are surprisingly low, considering how much public attention a trio of new shots — which protect against shingles, whooping cough and cervical cancer — received in recent years. ...
Feb 17, 2008
The CDC seems alarmed about current vaccine refusals, like those for shingles, whooping cough and cervical cancer vaccines, which haven't met their numbers. (Great to be a statistic isn't it). Here's the turn-out for these vaccines so

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