It may surprise you, but shingles affects 1 in every 3 people in America alone, so to say it will ever be totally unavoidable would be foolish. If you have been recently diagnosed with a case of shingles, the first thing to do is to set your mind at ease because what you have is generally rather treatable and will go away in a matter of days.
Upon learning you have shingles you will want to start combating your illness by default. Try looking into any of these tips to get a jumpstart on your recovery:
- Start hydrating as soon as possible! Viruses have a way of making you feel dehydrated and very fatigued and believe it or not, water can often get your head back in the right set of mind. Drink up!
- Start taking any of your medications that your medical team issued you to start breaking down that virus.
- Use the easy routes of treatment without worrying about the fuss of the complex options such as good ole ice! Ice has amazing recovery and healing properties that can stop your desire to scratch your shingles rashes in an instant. It can also soothe the blisters if you have any.
- Try taking an over the counter medicine that can be used for reducing your fever if you have one.
- Sitting in a warm bath with a bit of milk can have healing ways that are similar to the aforementioned methods that ice can contribute. Baths are great for the body, mind, and soul and can often prepare you for a great night’s sleep.
- You can also try your luck with any of the over the counter allergy remedies also; at least they are inexpensive and usually take some of the edge off from the notorious scratching associated with shingles.
- Try to get a decent amount of sleep and eat foods that are good for you. Sipping all natural teas and munching on vegetables and fresh fruits can greatly help how you feel and assist your body in healing faster.
- Keep your virus from infecting others by staying clear of those who may be pregnant, nursing, the elderly, infants, and anyone who has a weak immune system and can be prone to illness.