Homeopathy Treatment for shingles

Shingles, as the viral disease herpes zoster is commonly known, is a disease that mainly manifests itself as a skin rash. This rash is usually striped and painful and blisters in appearance. The rash is caused by inflammation of a nerve spreading to the surrounding skin. Homeopathic remedies are said to relieve pain and itching. 

Which homeopathic remedies help?

Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for shingles that best suits your situation.


rather small blisters that burst and crust quickly. The pain is more stabbing and the itching is intense. The cold and warmth of the bed aggravate the symptoms.


Pain in the affected area radiating to other parts of the body.


Itching after shingles.

Burning pain

Arsenicum album

with dark red blisters and very violent, burning, shooting pains, which become worse especially at night after midnight. Patient feels weak, anxious and restless, often thirsty but can only drink in small sips. amelioration from warmth. Prescription up to and including D3.


burning, pulling or stabbing pain that gets worse when touched, often in connection with severe itching. The blisters weep with light yellow secretion and become encrusted. Particularly suitable in the acute phase and for neuralgia. Worse from cold and warmth of bed.


the pain feels like after burns. The blisters are rather large, confluent and accompanied by severe itching. Ameliorated by cold. Prescription up to and including D3.

Iris versicolor

burning pain with itching, the symptoms are worse at night. Bubbles burst quickly. Often in connection with complaints in the stomach and intestines, e.g. B. Vomiting or heartburn.

Rhus toxicodendron

red blisters on red skin with burning, stabbing pain and itching. Patient feels battered and restless. amelioration from warmth.

Croton tiglium

Red, itchy and painfully burning skin. scratching worse. Rubbing relieves the itching. Pustules and blisters form, which break open and form crusts.


Blisters in the supply area of ​​the affected nerve as well as burning pain and itching.


Skin rashes with blisters and severe itching and burning.

Triggers of shingles

The disease is triggered by the so-called varicella zoster virus, which is a type of herpes virus. The disease is predominantly found in older people or people who have a weakened immune system. The initial infection with the virus usually manifests itself in the childhood disease chickenpox. The pathogen is transmitted by droplet infection, i.e. by inhaling germ-containing secretions. Since the pathogen only survives about 10 minutes in the air, another infection, for example through toys or the like, is almost impossible.

Symptoms of shingles

  • Rash (swelling, redness, lumps, blisters)
  • general feeling of illness
  • Fever
  • burning nerve pain

Further tips and information on treatment

The disease is treated with antivirals, i.e. a substance that inhibits the spread of viruses in the body. The disease can be prevented by avoiding contact with sick people.


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