When it comes to calming the angry itching and pain from a shingles rash (caused by the same virus as chicken pox), you may be able to eat your way to relief. While there are some foods you should avoid that can cause the condition to worsen, there are others than can help ward off the symptoms.
Since June is dedicated to shingles awareness, now is as good a time as any to shake up your diet and hopefully feel better with less burning. The following six foods are things you might want to consider eating even if you’re not suffering from shingles, as they are packed with goodness.
1. Fruits and Vegetables
DietHealthClub.com notes that these whole foods provide your body with all the “micronutrients” it could ever want, thus helping to strengthen your immune system and maintain it.
The source adds that Vitamin B-6 is an especially important nutrient in the battle against shingles, as it benefits the nerves. With fruits in mind, bananas are a particularly good source of this B vitamin, adds the source.