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10 Shingles Remedies & Treatments You Should Know

Cold Compresses

Holding cold compresses or cloths against the rashes might help with reducing inflammation and aid in alleviating itchiness. You could slightly soak a cotton towel or cloth with cold water, then wring out and place it on itchy, sore areas. Repeat this if necessary to get the best results. It is advisable not to allow your skin to be directly exposed to extreme temperatures. This means that you should avoid extremely hot water or ice baths. Ice would cause skin sensitivity, while hot water might increase your blood flow and slow down the healing process. [2]