Shingles is a painful condition. It usually affects older people, but that does not mean, that if you’re young, you can’t get it. It’s just not very common.
The crazy thing about it is that almost half of the world’s population suffers from shingles over the age of 80. Pretty popular if you ask me, but how do you actually spot it?
Let’s talk about what does shingles look like.
Usually, when you have shingles, you’ll see bumps or even blisters that are filled with transparent fluid. Those bumps can form a rash around your torso, your face, your groin, your thighs and even your genitals. The blisters will last for a few weeks and then will rapture on their own causing scabs that will last for a few more days.
When the scabs are created, they’ll need to be left alone. Don’t scratch them, pick them or do anything to them. After just a few days they’ll start coming off and your skin will start to heal. Unfortunately, shingles will most likely leave permanent scars.
Ok, here are some more symptoms that you’ll experience when you have shingles.
This is probably one of the most annoying things you’ll have to go through. Some people say that they experience serious pain while others report they only feel mild discomfort. This really depends on a person how much pain you feel.
The problem with this pain is that even after the rash is gone, you might still feel the pain. It may actually last for a few months or even years.
How to treat shingles?
This is a serious condition that can cause blindness, sever pain or discomfort. That’s why you need to always consult with the doctor for treatment. You should talk to him even if you just want to try some natural treatment for shingles, but, just to get you started, here are some ideas you can use right away:
Change your diet.
Shingles can be caused by allergies and most allergies are caused by food. That’s why, if you know what caused it, then you can change your diet to avoid the symptoms from ever affect you again.
Vinegar made from apple cider.
This vinegar works sometimes if you place it on the affected area. It will ease the swelling, dry out the pimples and speed up the process of healing.
Tea tree oil.
Just like with the vinegar, just apply it to the affected part of your skin. It will help.
Shingles is really a disease you shouldn’t fool around with. If you mess up when trying to treat it, you might have to pay for that mistake for the rest of your life. That’s why, whatever you do, talk to a doctor.