Knowing Shingle symptoms could actually make the condition treatable and manageable. If caught early, Shingles could be very easy to deal with. Instant relief could be given to a person, and he needn’t suffer from the pain and the discomfort that usually accompany Shingles. If left untreated, the infection might spread to other parts of the body, and it could lead to other, more serious conditions.
Shingle Symptoms and Causes
What causes Shingles? The virus responsible for Shingles is the same virus that causes chickenpox. It isn't surprising though, because the two has similarities between them. The varicella zoster virus, or the VZV, would “sleep” or stay dormant inside the body after you’ve had chickenpox. Sometimes, this virus could sleep forever. In other times, it causes Shingles – a more advanced version of chickenpox. If you think having chickenpox was hard, wait until you’ve had Shingles.
Shingle symptoms are quite the same with chickenpox symptoms. Blisters are indications, though they would present themselves in clusters rather than individually throughout the body. The accumulation of these blisters would create a rash on the surface of the skin. They could be painful and quite embarrassing. Shingles could cause chickenpox to those who haven’t had it yet. If this fact couldn’t stop you from getting outside, the ugly blisters and rashes sure will.
Instant Shingle Relief
As already said, catching Shingles in an early stage could make the Shingle symptoms more manageable. You could feel less pain, less discomfort and you could even get better faster than if you had decided to leave it alone and let it be. Treating Shingles naturally is one of the best ways to deal with the problems.
Shingles isn't really a very serious medical condition. It could be when left to itself, but not when one is trying to treat it. Apple cider vinegar has proven to be very effective as a home remedy for a whole lot of infectious diseases. Apply it directly using cotton balls and you would get instant relief in 5 minutes, 10 minutes tops.
Relief from Shingle symptoms could easily be achieved by using honey too. Raw honey works best, though regular and common honey could work as well. A thin sheet of honey on the skin should be bandaged, and this should be done daily. There are still many natural treatments that could be used to treat Shingle symptoms, and be open to these treatments as some have different reactions to different natural treatments.