Monday, July 13, 2009

Shingles.. Stressed related..weakened immune system

Shingles is a viral infection
of the nerve roots (herpes zoster).

There is pain and often causes a rash
on one side of the body.
Either the left or right side.

Shingles is the latent aspect of chickenpox.
When the chickenpox virus is over the virus goes to sleep where it remains dormant in your nerve root.
In some people for unknown reasons remains dormant forever.
As your body experiences symptoms of stress, a weakened immune system or an injury this virus gets reactivated and
Shingles is the results.
Shingle symptoms happen in stages. At first you may have a headache or be sensitive to light. Later you may feel itching, pain or tingling in the affected area. This is where a band, a strip or a small area of rash may occur within a few days.
This rash will then turn into clusters of blisters.

Which are very painful.

It takes 2 to 4 weeks for these blisters to heal. Sometimes they leave scars.

Call your doctor should you think you may have Shingles. This is for informational purpose only.