Seeking Medical Advice for Shingles
1. See a doctor for a diagnosis if you suspect you have shingles.
- Upset stomach
2. Start an antiviral medication within 3 days of your symptoms beginning.
3. Ask your doctor about taking CBD oil to treat pain and discomfort.
- Try saying something like, “I’m considering taking CBD oil to manage my pain while I have shingles. Is this a safe option for me?”
- Be aware that your doctor may suggest alternatives to CBD oil, which may provide more reliable relief for shingles pain and discomfort. If you still want to try CBD oil, ask if you can try it for a few days or in addition to another medication.
4. Avoid taking CBD oil if you’re taking medications that interact with it.
Safety Precaution: Although side effects of CBD oil are rare, it’s important to watch for them while you’re taking CBD oil. Also, keep in mind that people who take other medications are at a higher risk of side effects from CBD oil. Stop taking CBD oil and contact your doctor if you develop nausea, changes in weight or appetite, tiredness, diarrhea, dry mouth, or low blood pressure.
Choosing a Delivery Method and Dose
1. Rub CBD oil on affected skin to soothe specific areas of your body.
- Avoid applying CBD oil lotions, ointments, or creams to any open sores on your body. Only use it on skin that is intact.
- Topical CBD oil works quickly, so you may feel the effects within about 5 minutes and the effects may last for 6 hours or longer. Reapply the CBD oil when the effects wear off or as recommended by the manufacturer.
2. Try inhaling CBD oil with a vape pen if you need quick relief.
- Although inhaled CBD oil is fast-acting, it wears off quickly. Repeat the dosage every 2 to 3 hours to keep CBD oil in your system.