Saturday, May 13, 2006

Remedies for Shingles

My mother has contracted a fairly severe case of shingles, but the pharmaceutical remedies she has been prescribed for the pain have made her very nauseous and weak, and I was wondering if there were any herbal anodynes (is that the correct term?  I apologise if I misspeak)  which might alleviate the pain without causing nausea.  Secondarily, though not as important, if there were any topical preparations which might alleviate the rash?

I would appreciate any input which anyone could give me.  It is very difficult for me to watch her suffer without attempting to find information which might be of assistance to her.  Thank you for your time and attention to this message.

Respectfully yrs., <p> H4P1A3S1 <p> Glyndwr: "I can call spirits from the vasty deep." <br> Hotspur:  "Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they co! me when you do call for them?"