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Help for shingles
posted at September 20, 2012 12:14 PM EDT
First: August 27, 2012
Last: May 21, 2013
A study published in 2003 in the American Journal of Medicine suggests that topical geranium oil might be a good option for immediate relief. The more highly concentrated, the better, with study participants reporting pain relief in direct proportion to the percentage of geranium oil present in their topical mixture.
Capsaicin cream provides some relief.
A good way to support your system is by eliminating sugar, refined carbohydrates. Also, take at least 25,000 IU of vitamin A, and 2,000 milligrams of vitamin C, twice daily can boost the protection even more.