Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Principal Proposed Natural Treatments
Capsaicin: Useful for Post-herpetic Neuralgia
Other Proposed Natural Treatments
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 07/2012 -
- Update Date: 07/25/2012 -
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