Thursday, July 9, 2009

Shingles!


Herpes Roster or Shingles, is a highly contagious virus . It appears in a localized area as a red rash that fills with fluid and later crusts over and heals after 2 to 4 weeks. A person who has shingles has had the chicken pox virus as a child and the virus has been asleep in their bodies until it is awakened by a compromised or weakened immune system as well as with increased age. A person with the Herpes Roster virus can not spread Shingles to someone else. They are contagious because they can give the chicken pox virus to those who haven't had it before especially those with weak immune systems; such as babies and pregnant women.

The virus usually attacks the waist or torso of a person but can also attack the face, neck, legs, eyes and even the brain. If a person continues to suffer with shingles after the rash has healed then the pain and nerve damage can last for months on up to years. The Herpes Roster virus is a bothersome virus that can cause a lot of pain in the nerve endings and even nerve damage.

You may be asking yourself," what can possible be done in Alternative Medicine to combat this virus?" Many have found relief naturally by addressing the root causes of this virus; the weak immune system and the virus that is attacking the body. They also apply herbs and natural products to the rash itself.

For the immune system there is Vitamin-C, L-lyzine and Thai-Go a powerful antioxidant drink. There are many anti-virals but the ones most recommended for this malady are VS-C and Silver Shield. Topically the sores can be doused with Oregon Grape extract, Silver shield gel, Tea Tree, Lavender,Geranium, Healing AC Cream. For the pain there is MSM that is a natural pain reliever. Nerve Eight is a special combination for the nerves to relieve the pain and calm the body and Nutri-calm is another combination to help sooth the nerves by providing healthy doses of the B-complex vitamins. It is also a healthy source of antioxidants. It is also recommended to stay away from those foods high in arginine, those high on the list being chocolate, legumes and nuts especially pea nuts. These can all be found at www.naturessunshine.com

1 comment:

Bev'sBooth said...

Good article. I've had break-outs of shingles probably 4 times, always in the same spot. Not fun.

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