Herpes Zoster is a viral infection commonly called shingles. Most of the patients who had chickenpox a few years back may suffer from this disease.
It results due to the Varicella-zoster virus which causes chickenpox. This virus is located in the nerve cells and may remain silent for years. When it gets activated, the symptoms may appear along the course of the nerve.
Symptomatically, the patient develops painful eruptions in a linear shape over the face, eyes, genitals, and other parts of the body. The pain may range from mild to unbearable. The eruptions may subside in 3-6 weeks but the pain may remain.
It can also be observed in the same format on the genitals in males and females. It may last for 2-3 weeks or more. It is also known to leave behind a painful condition called post-herpetic Neuralgia.
It is transmitted from skin to skin directly or with infected razors, towels, or other shared articles. Oral sex is the most common way to transmit genital HSV infection.
Antivirals, Analgesics, and steroids are the treatment that may help some patients a little but cannot kill the virus from within. Steroids have their side effects on blood sugar, pressure, and bone mass, weight.
Homeopathy can treat Herpes zoster effectively and safely without any side effects.
Let’s have a look at a case of herpes zoster which homeopathy treated effectively
The female patient, Mrs. S.A.G. (PIN: 5633) is the existing patient of Life Force Homeopathy taking homeopathic treatment for her Hypertension and Allergic bronchitis for the last few years from Dr. Rajesh Shah sir. She called for her UTI on 1st June 2020, and she was advised to continue her conventional medicines and if not relieved then will start the treatment. She visited us on 3rd June 2020 presenting a new complaint of Herpes Zoster which was bothering her in the last 2 days.
The patient had a nodular eruption on her genitals with severe burning pain. Her movement was restricted as movement would cause aggravation in her complaints. She had no fever, but a very slight itching was bothering her.
The patient was on
1) Tab Ocuvir 1.2 gm 1 tds since 2.6.2020
2) Tab Ultracet 1 tds since 2.6.2020
3) Ocuvir ointment L/A
Depending on all this information and after studying the case in detail, Dr. Rajesh Shah sir in Life Force Homeopathy clinic prescribed research-based medicine for 1 month to the patient. Research-based homeopathic medicines were given as these medicines are different from simple homeopathic medicines in the way that they act faster as has been observed by Dr. Rajesh Shah sir’s experience of the last 35 years in Homeopathy.
When the patient gave the first follow-up on 6th July 2020, she had obtained 75% relief in all her herpes complaints. She mentioned a new complaint of backache today which started after her fall at home. Based on the recent follow-up, Dr. Rajesh Shah sir prescribed some researched-based homeopathic medicines for 6 weeks to the patient.
When the patient gave the second follow-up on 2nd September 2020, she had got further 25% relief in all her complaints of herpes. Her relief in the backache also got 50-75% better.
Thus, the patient got 100% relief and complete recovery from herpes zoster at Life Force Homeopathy Clinic under the guidance of Dr. Rajesh Shah sir in just 3 months without any complications and safely with no side effects.
This case demonstrates that Homeopathy works wonders in treating acute diseases like Herpes zoster without any complications, effectively, and safely with no side effects.
Note: The patient has had an infection on her genitals so only before photos are available in PSS.
- Written by Dr. Mugdha Belsare, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah