4 Ways to Prevent Shingles
If you’ve had chicken pox, you’re at risk for getting shingles. Here are a few ways you can try to decrease your chances of catching the itch.
Exercise to prevent stress-a known trigger for shingles.
Stress can trigger shingles-but exercise can help reduce stress. Try walking briskly for half an hour a day or take up running, swimming, biking or yoga.
Take supplements to prevent shingles.
Taking vitamins regularly will keep your immune system strong and therefore less likely to succumb to shingles. And for relief from PHN (a complication from shingles), ask your doctor about vitamin B12 injections, which can strengthen the tissue that covers your nerves.