Apple cider vinegar is a very effective natural remedy for shingles. This simple home treatment should be started as soon as shingles are suspected. It can be used internally and externally.
How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Externally for Shingles
Use a cotton ball or spray bottle to apply raw and organic apple cider vinegar directly to the painful areas of your skin. Avoid contact with sensitive skin areas and your eyes. If you have shingles near your eye, use castor oil on those areas instead.
Use this treatment at least twice daily or more often if desired. If the apple cider vinegar appears to be drying your skin out too much, apply some castor oil or coconut oil to the skin after the apple cider vinegar dries.
How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Internally for Shingles
When you are taking apple cider vinegar for a health condition, use raw and organic apple cider vinegar. Add 1 tablespoon to a glass of water or juice and take this tonic twice a day, with our without food.
If you have a serious shingles outbreak, it may be wise to consider other supplements as well, including vitamin C and lysine.
As you will read below, many Earth Clinic readers used apple cider with either cayenne pepper or l-lysine. Read the reviews to find out exactly which combination worked the best.
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