Herpes zoster commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe. Shingles occurs when the virus that causes chickenpox starts up again in patient’s body. After patient gets better from chickenpox, the virus “sleeps” (is dormant) in patient’s nerve roots. In some people, it stays dormant forever. In others, the virus “wakes up” when disease, stress, or aging weakens the immune system.
Complementary Remedies :
Herpes that localize around the chest or trunk : Alternate B67 with B29, ½-1-2 hourly 10 drops in some water.
Reduce dosage as improvement sets in. If the associated lymph glands are enlarged give additionally B6 10-15 drops in some water 1-2 times daily.
For Neuralgia occurring subsequently to Herpes Zoster : Give additionally B29 and B68.
In acute and chronic Eczema : Compare B23.