Most people today either experienced chickenpox as a child or they have received the chickenpox vaccination. For those that become infected with the virus and receive the appropriate medical treatment, there is not much more than a bit of irritation and scratching involved.
After a person has had the chickenpox or been vaccinated for it, the virus remains in the body and in some cases may resurface as shingles later in life. Shingles is a far more serious and more painful condition than chickenpox. Shingles may occur any place on the body, but most often will appear in the form of blisters that will wrap around one side of the body or the other near the torso.
Although shingles can be quite painful and irritating, fortunately, there are some quick and simple natural remedies you can perform at home in order to alleviate some of the pain. It is important to note that before considering these remedies you should seek medical care if you think that you have shingles or any other type of illness. Shingles are not life-threatening, but it can be extremely painful and early treatment can help alleviate some of the pain.
1. Lower Stress Levels
One of the ways to alleviate some of the pain that is associated with shingles is to simply alleviate some of your stress. This may be easier said than done. However, if you can learn to simply take some time to truly relax it can reduce the chances of a shingles outbreak. Often times shingles are caused by stress or trauma, so alleviating these from your life can help reduce the risk of another outbreak. Reducing this risk factor is one of the best things that can be done to heal.