Shingles (herpes zoster) is an infection caused by a virus of the nerve endings in the skin. The condition is characterized by blisters on the skin and severe pain along the nerve involved. The blisters commonly occur on the chest or abdomen, although they can occur on the face around the eyes. Shingles can reoccur during periods of stress, anxiety or as a result of emotional upset.
Although there are no specific dietary recommendations for shingles, it makes sense to follow a wholesome diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Learn to relax and avoid undue stress.