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Overview of Shingles
Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster. There are an estimated 1 million cases each year in this country. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles; even children can get shingles. However the risk of disease increases as a person gets older. About half of all cases occur among men and women 60 years old or older.
People who have medical conditions that keep their immune systems from working properly, such as certain cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and people who receive immunosuppressive drugs, such as steroids and drugs given after organ transplantation are also at greater risk of getting shingles.
About half of all shingles cases occur among men and women age 60 years and older. People who develop shingles typically have only one episode in their lifetime. In rare cases, however, a person can have a second or even a third episode.
Cause of Shingles
Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays in the body in a dormant (inactive) state. For reasons that are not fully known, the virus can reactivate years later, causing shingles. Herpes zoster is not caused by the same virus that causes genital herpes, a sexually transmitted disease.
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"My wife occasionally suffers from shingles and in researching for anything to relieve her pain I found Wonder Salve. I purchased it for her and because she was in so much pain I had it shipped overnite. We got the product straight away and my wife began using it. Instantly her pain was reduced and within a very short time the shingles were gone and all the while her pain was deminished. Anyone who suffers from shingles knows how painful they are.
A few months later a friend said he had blisters on his face, they were extremely painful and a doctor had given him a perscription, but wasn't sure what it was. I immediately bought him some Wonder Salve, he used it and his pain and sores went away very quickly as well. Not too long after that my Mother said she was having problems with shingles and right away I ordered her some Wonder Salve and she loves it. So Durham's Wonder Salve has made me a hero and my Mom, my wife and a friend very happy.
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D. Dillon, Kansas
Signs & Symptoms of Shingles
Shingles usually starts as a painful rash on one side of the face or body. The rash forms blisters that typically scab over in 7–10 days and clears up within 2–4 weeks.
Before the rash develops, there is often pain, itching, or tingling in the area where the rash will develop. This may happen anywhere from 1 to 5 days before the rash appears.Most commonly, the rash occurs in a single stripe around either the left or the right side of the body. In other cases, the rash occurs on one side of the face. In rare cases (usually among people with weakened immune systems), the rash may be more widespread and look similar to a chickenpox rash. Shingles can affect the eye and cause loss of vision.
Other symptoms of shingles can include:
Fever Headache Chills Upset stomach
Transmission of Shingles
Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the virus that causes shingles, the varicella zoster virus, can be spread from a person with active shingles to a person who has never had chickenpox. In such cases, the person exposed to the virus might develop chickenpox, but they would not develop shingles. The virus is spread through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters, not through sneezing, coughing or casual contact.
A person with shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the blister-phase. A person is not infectious before blisters appear. Once the rash has developed crusts, the person is no longer contagious.
Shingles is less contagious than chickenpox and the risk of a person with shingles spreading the virus is low if the rash is covered.
If you have shingles:
Keep the rash covered. Do not touch or scratch the rash. Wash your hands often to prevent the spread of varicella zoster virus. Until your rash has developed crusts, avoid contact with pregnant women who have never had chickenpox or the varicella vaccine; premature or low birth weight infants; and immunocompromised persons (such as persons receiving immunosuppressive medications or undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplant recipients, and people with HIV infection).
"About 10 years ago I come down with shingles, which anyone who has had them knows they are very painful and burning. I tried everything the doctors gave me but nothing worked, they keep coming back. they would appear in the night and by the morning, I'd be in pain and burning. My daughter read a article about Wonder Salve from Durham's Bee Farm. I gave it a try. As soon as I felt the burning coming on, I rubbed your Wonder Salve on the spot and it disappears in a matter of minutes. It has been 4 years since I have had shingles because I use your Durham's propolis salve, so if you have shingles, it WORKS. It works for me and it could work for you"
Brenda F. Ontario Canada
The only way to reduce the risk of developing shingles and the long-term pain that can follow shingles is to get vaccinated. A vaccine for shingles is licensed for persons aged 60 years and older. For more information about preventing shingles, visit the Vaccination page.