There are several Essential oils that can be utilized in an effective shingles pain Remedy. Oils that are very effective at easing pain; oils that reduce the itching; oils that can calm the "angry" blisters that are the signature of the shingles condition.
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Shingles, or Herpes Zoster as it is also called, is a viral disease that attacks the nervous system and "erupts" on the skin of people that have previously suffered from chicken pox.
Shingles take the form of painful, itchy, burning blisters that form at the end of a nerve branch, often on one side of the body. They can also cause headaches, fever and stomach pain.
At this time there is no cure for shingles.
Essential oils can be used in conjunction with anti-viral medications to ease the symptoms and speed the healing process.
Many oils work directly to reduce pain and itching as well as calm the blisters.
Here is an example using 3 of the oils listed below:
Lets discuss 9 oils that have been strongly recommended for treating this very painful condition.
Bergamot Essential Oil is both antiviral and analgesic and works extremely well against the herpes virus. It provides long lasting shingles pain relief as well as a quick drying effect on blisters.
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Chamomile Essential Oils are analgesic and anti-inflammatory. They are very good at reducing shingles pain and easing the accompanying itch.
You can choose either German or Roman Chamomile oils for this purpose.
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Clove Essential Oil has powerful analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. It is one of the hot oils so should be diluted prior to applying it on the shingles blisters.
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Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil is able to provide effective relief from shingles pain.
It can be applied using Epsom Salts in a warm bath or on a cool wet cloth covering the area.
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Of all Essential Oils Helichrysum is one of the best for reducing shingles pain and inflammation. It is also very well known for repairing damaged nerves.
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Lavender Essential Oil is a cooling oil that can ease shingles pain and reduce the redness of inflammation.
Lavender will also relax so that you are able to get much needed sleep.
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Peppermint Essential Oil is a cooling oil that works well for soothing shingles pain and calming the rash and itch that accompanies it.
It also helps with the nerve pain caused by shingles and the Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) that can follow a bout of shingles.
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Tea Tree Essential Oil is perfect for treating shingles and shingles pain. Its anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties can soothe irritation and prevent further infection and/or scarring.
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