Oh man, I feel really bad for her because I know how painful and annoying the Shingles are. A few days ago she got a red bump right over her left eyebrow. She said it was very painful, and her eye was a bit red, too. The next day she went over to a Dr after making an appointment and he told her that it was an infected pimple and about the red eye he said that it was just a tiny blood vessel that had ruptured but that it was fine since it would heal on it's own. He sent her home. Two days later [today] she called me over the phone and told me that she was in a lot of pain and that she had even more painful red bumps. She asked me how I felt when I had the Shingles and I described to her what I felt. She realized that she probably has the same thing. My sister ended up taking her to the Hospital since the rashes had already reached her eye. They diagnosed her with Shingles. She sent me a text just a few minutes ago and told me that the medication they prescribed to her is very expensive. I told her that money comes and goes, but if her vision is affected it might never return, so it's worth getting the medication. She agreed and I'm guessing she went to buy them. She told me that it itches really badly, so I told her not to scratch since that's what I understand.
My question to you guys is if anyone here knows of any homemade remedies to calm the itch so that she doesn't scratch. Back when I had those I just used alcohol and it didn't work, plus someone told me that it was bad since it would only dry up the blisters. I'm very worried for her. I hope that it doesn't affect her vision.