Shingles causes include: stress, cancer, using anticancer drugs, and immune system deficiency. Physical or emotional stress can also be a consideration. Even a minor injury or cold may cause an attack. Shingles affects over 875,000 Americans every  year. It may affect persons of any age, but is more common in people over 50  years old. Since this is when the body's immune function naturally starts to decline. Shingles  normally lasts only a few weeks, however, severe cases may last longer and require special treatment.  There are some cases, where the pain lasts for months and even years. This type syndrome is known as postherpetic neuralgia. If shingles develop near the eyes, the cornea may be affected and blindness may result. Around 20% of people who get shingles suffer repeats of the disease. For people who have immune system deficiencies, shingles can be very damaging. It is capable of affecting  the internal organs, and causing damage to both kidneys and lungs. Shingles can also cause permanent  injuries including: blindness, deafness, and paralysis. If shingles goes untreated, death may occur.  natural treatment cure medicine information herbal alternative healing nutrition

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The first symptoms of Shingles / herpes zoster normally include headache, fever, and malaise, are nonspecific, and may result in being given the wrong diagnosis by your doctor. These symptoms are then commonly followed by sensations of burning pain, itching, hyperesthesia "oversensitivity", or paresthesia  a "pins and needles" type of tingling, pricking, or numbness. The pain associted with shingles can range from mild to extreme in the affected dermatome, with sensations that are often described as stinging, tingling, aching, numbing or throbbing, and can be interspersed with quick stabs of pain.

Herpes zoster in kids/children is normally painless, but in the older persons who are more likely to get shingles the disease tends to be worse.

In most cases after 1 to 2 days, but perhaps as long as three weeks, the initial phase is followed by the appearance of its characteristic skin rash. The pain and rash commonly occurs on the person's torso, but it may appear other places such as the face, eyes or other parts of the body. In the beginning the rash appears similar to the first appearance of hives, but unlike hives, herpes zoster causes skin changes limited to a dermatome, normally resulting in a stripe or belt like pattern on one side of the patient's body and does not cross their midline. Zoster sine herpete meaning "zoster without herpes" describes a person who has all symptoms of herpes zoster / shingles except this characteristic rash.

Later this rash can become vesicular forming small blisters filled with a serous exudate, as the fever and general malaise continue. These painful vesicles will become cloudy or darkened as they fill up with blood, crust over within 7-10 days; normally the crusts fall off and the skin will heal, but in some cases after severe blistering, scarring and discolored skin remain on the body.





Diagnosis of Shingles: if the rash has appeared, identifying this disease requires only visual examination, since very few diseases produce a rash in a dermatomal pattern. But herpes simplex virus (HSV) can sometimes produce a rash in the same type pattern. The Tsanck smear is helpful for diagnosing acute infection with a herpes virus; however it does not distinguish between VZV and  HSV.

When the shingles rash is absent or early / late in the disease, or in the case of zoster sine herpete, herpes zoster can be very difficult to diagnose. Aside from the rash, most of the symptomsc may occur also in other health conditions or disease..

There are lab tests available to diagnose herpes zoster / shingles. And the most popular test detects VZV-specific IgM antibody in blood that appears only during shingles or chickenpox and not while the virus is in its dormant stage. In bigger labs, lymph collected from a blister can be tested by polymerase chain reaction for VZV DNA, or examined with an electron microscope for the herpes virus particles.

In a recent research study, samples of lesions on the skin, eyes, and lung from 182 people with assumed herpes simplex or herpes zoster were tested with real-time PCR or with a viral culture. In that comparison, viral culture detected VZV with only a 14.3% sensitivity; however, the test was very specific. And by comparison, real-time PCR resulted in 100% sensitivity and specificity. Overall testing for herpes simplex and herpes zoster using PCR showed a 60.4% improvement over viral culture.

But most people know they have shingles by the symptoms.



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"The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine." William Osler, M.D.

"The cause of most disease is in the poisonous drugs physicians superstitiously give in order to effect a cure." Charles E. Page, M.D.

"If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be bad for the fish and good for humanity."  O.W. Holmes, (Prof. of Medicine Harvard University)

"Every drug increases and complicates the patients condition." Robert Henderson, M.D.

"In sickness the body is already loaded with impurities. By taking drug - medicines more impurities are added, thereby the case is further embarrassed and harder to cure." Elmer Lee, M.D.

"The necessity of teaching mankind not to take drugs and medicines, is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the drug system will be abandoned." Charles Armbruster, M.D.


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