Postherpetic Neuralgia (St.Antony's fire) Effective Natural Cures
Postherpetic (shingles) neuralgia can give "very severe pain or burning" in one part of the body and has no
effective treatment with drugs. Effective natural substances are the solution to this serious problem, without
Let's look at natural cures for postherpetic neuralgia, its cause and current medical therapies.
HOW POSTHERPETIC NEURALGIA PRESENTS ITSELF
Herpes Zoster(Shingles) derives from reactivation of varicella zoster virus (chicken pox taken as a child).
The disease is associated with many acute symptoms like skin blisters and pain. It manifests itself with
severe itching and allodynia (painless stimuli are perceived as painful).
It affects 20-30% of people and up to 50% of those over age of 80. The age-related decline in cell
mediated immunity allows for a new activation of varicella zoster virus, sleeping in dorsal ganglia of spine
and in cranial nerves.
Complications include postherpetic neuralgia (very common) and visual disturbances (rare). These
complications can negatively impact patient's quality of life.
Hospitalization following herpes zoster with postherpetic neuralgia is common in elderly. Elderly population
is growing and, then, number of people with Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia is increasing.
So these diseases are costly in terms of suffering and loss of independence. Natural remedies for
postherpetic neuralgia are able to treat it gradually, without harm to body and improving the conditions
of the immune system.
WICH are the CAUSES of POSTHERPETIC NEURALGIA
Mechanism of postherpetic pain is due to increased production of TNF by mast cells which alters neuron's
lining cells, so disrupting conduction of nerve impulses. This modifies the nerves function, with the consequence
of causing burning and pain along the path of the nerves themselves.
HOW is TREATED the POSTHERPETIC NEURALGIA in the TRADITIONAL WAY
Current management of Herpes Zoster with antiviral and analgesic drugs produces good results in younger
patients. In them disease is usually milder and the treatment is effective against acute pain and skin blisters.
However, aforementioned treatment is much less effective against postherpetic neuralgia, which occurs more
severely in older patients.
Once postherpetic neuralgia has developed, current treatments offer only limited benefits, and adverse
effects are common. Management is demanding and often unsatisfactory. In fact, less than 50% of patients get
50% pain relief. Official therapy uses anticonvulsant like Gabapentin, effective in 30% of cases, but with
many side effects.
WHICH NATURAL TREATMENTS for POSTHERPETIC NEURALGIA
Instead, let's consider real possibility of treating postherpetic neuralgia(St. Anthony's fire) ,
with natural products without side effects or contraindications. Action of these products restores normal
working of nerve fiber lining cells. In fact, mast cell metabolism is restored with phytotherapeutic substances
like Rhodiola rosea and Vitis vinifera. They have anti-free radical, anti-inflammatory, anti-aggregating action,
nourishing blood vessel wall.
Then, there are other natural substances, such as flavoproteins and coenzymes, which contribute in effective
and harmless way to restoration of neural transmitters production(TNF). All this has a beneficial effect on the
aliveness of the nerve fibers, avoiding damage, favoring the recovery of neuronal function and the immune