How to Prevent Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
"Herpes zoster", commonly known as "shingles", is a fairly common disease that affects 1 in 5 adults who have been infected with chickenpox in the past. Shingles, which causes belt-like pattern to one side of the body and other eight kinds of herpes belong to the same family of diseases. According to some data, most herpes occur as a sign of physical and mental fatigue.
What are the signs and symptoms of herpes zoster?
Symptoms include severe pain, itching or tingling of the skin, with painful skin rash of blister-like lesions, and sometimes with fever, headache, chills, and nausea.
What is the cause of herpes zoster?
Herpes zoster or shingles is actually the continuation or extension of chickenpox. You can also say that it belongs to the family of measles. Moreover, it was found that the disease occurs mostly to lonely family without children. Is this true? We are now gathering data from various people.
We notice that people who are always with children never acquired the disease. Who are those lucky people? They are child nursing attendants, pre and primary schoolteachers, and other people who spend most of time with children.
Herpes zoster is caused by the "varicella zoster virus", which initially causes chickenpox that generally occurs in children? It is said that once you are contracted with the varicella zoster virus when you were child, you should be immune from the same virus throughout your life. But why does it appear again causing shingles? Do we have to rewrite the old medical records?
If the surface of the affected skin is examined under the microscope, the varicella zoster virus acquired during childhood will be found. While it is true that the varicella zoster virus or chickenpox subsides in about 10 days, the virus is actually not eliminated from the body. Usually, many years after the initial infection of chickenpox has resolved, the virus will be reactivated and will eventually cause shingles or herpes zoster or even herpes of other kind.
Although the immune system eventually eliminates the virus from most locations, it remains hidden and inactive in the ganglia (cluster of nerve cells) near the spinal cord and also in the base of the skull. The immune system can suppress the reactivation of the virus, but sometimes it fails to do so especially in people whose immune system is weakened due to aging.
Why do people who are always with children never suffer from herpes zoster?
As I mentioned earlier, people who are always with children never suffered from shingles or herpes zoster. It is because these people are inhaling virus-like substances released by children every day, which stimulates the immune system and help it produce antibodies.
From these statements, you can understand that an episode of chickenpox or measles will not keep you from total immunity, even if you were infected from it during young age.
How to boost your immune system? It's as easy as just staying with your family and be happy with your children. Of course, avoid over-fatigue and overstress when our health condition becomes weak.
Some doctors told us that chickenpox vaccinations are effective to prevent herpes. Why don't you ask your doctor about it? For sure, they will agree as it was evidenced with people who have frequent contact with children and never get such disease. According to some studies, children exhale or emit such virus-like particles.
In most cases, an outbreak may occur disappearing in about two weeks with the scab coming off. The important thing at this point is not to scrub but wait until it disappears by itself.
In severe cases, hospitalization may be required, and antibiotic oral medicine may be applied. In 10 days, pain and red spots may disappear. Over-fatigue, work, and stress, are major factors that may contribute to the recurrence of the disease.
We believe that there have been many patients who used the PYRO-ENERGEN machine for treating herpes. We have received a few reports on their results. Some of them reported that their herpes disappeared in after 7 to 15 days. Some took even 30 to 60 days before it subsides until it disappeared and completely dried out.