Shingles - what helps?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by busywend, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member

    Anyone know what helps shingles?
  2. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

  3. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    My mom suffered terribly from shingles at least twice. At her worst she had accupuncture and it helped.
  4. babybear

    babybear New Member

    My uncle had shingles really bad while going through treatment for cancer. He said acupuncture worked for him even when morphine did not.
  5. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member

    Thanks. boyfriend came down with this today. Well, it has been coming on for a few days. Got the rx filled as soon as we could this morning.
    I feel so bad for him.
  6. Star*

    Star* call 911

    A good roofer and a nail gun! ????? :crazy1:
  7. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member


    Star - thank you! I needed that!
  8. Star*

    Star* call 911

    I'm here all week BW.......
  9. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Acupuncture, yes, and when my husband had shingles, he experimented on himself at his clinic and made some kind of an aspirin paste and ran ultrasound over it. It lasted for about 4 hrs, but hey, 4 hrs of relief a day is better than nothing. I don't know who you could find to do that ... maybe a friend who could do it as a favor because I don't know what's covered under ins.