|The Herb Lady|
“Shingles (Herpes zoster). A painful disease of the skin and nerves, that produces clusters of blisters.” That’s what my dictionary has to say about shingles. Of course, we have all been told that this problem is caused by the chicken pox virus.
Actually I’ve told this story before, but some tales deserve to be retold.
ITCH NIX is an herbal mixture that was created for the treatment of poison ivy and poison oak. Believe me, it is an excellent remedy for these ailments. It will also help lessen the itching pain of shingles.
Shortly after I began to handle the sale of this product, a friend used it for her poison ivy. She sang its praises. Soon her daughter developed a rash that they assumed to be poison ivy. Naturally they applied ITCH NIX. The daughter was much relived and also sang its praises. Later it was learned that the daughter had shingles - not poison ivy.
Soon another friend called me with this request: “My whole chest is a mass of blisters that has been diagnosed as shingles. Do you know of anything which might give me relief?” She applied ITCH NIX around six o’clock p.m. At nine o’clock my phone rang. My friend said, “I don’t want you to go to bed tonight without knowing how much this has helped me. I am completely free of itch and pain. In fact, I have been able to take a nap.”
Since then, a good many people have used ITCH NIX for shingles and praised the results. Some people report complete relief. Others report relief in varying degrees. Some people take a Chinese viral immune formula (herbal of course) called VS-C along with ITCH NIX applications. These people seem to have a quicker recovery with less residual pain following their illness.
As an office nurse, in my younger days, I saw a good many treatments for shingles. Some of you young doctors will probably laugh at this one. Dr. Jan Day (my longtime employer) would draw blood out of a person’s arm and quickly inject it into the hip muscle. Supposedly this would immunize a person with his/her own virus. I doubt that this procedure is used today.
However, ITCH NIX contains aloe, clove bud oil, menthol, camphor gum, castor oil, allantoin, nettle, Echinacea, witch hazel, comfrey and calendula.
My son, who lives in Fairhope, had an itch on his upper arm. No rash – just an irritating itch. He tried many unsuccessful remedies. Finally he happened to see ITCH NIX on a merchant’s shelf. He tried the product and at long last was relieved. He now keeps ITCH NIX on hand at all times. Naturally he asked his mother to handle its sale.
I strongly advise you to check with your doctor before taking any herbal remedy.