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Transcript of Shingles
same virus as chickenpox. In appearance they seem like a rash,
but are actually a bunch of painful blisters that usually appear near the spinal cord, thankfully they tend to disappear in about
2 weeks. Very rarely though, it may even occur a second time. Interesting information * Shingles can be spread around * If someone has not had chickenpox before ,and they catch shingles, they will develop chickenpox not shingles The effects of this disease can be very devastating and painful. Scars can be left on your body,and you can also experience nerve pain.If you experience nerve pain, it is most likely that you are , unfortunately going to lose an arm or a leg. If somehow, you see some of the blisters, spreading on your nose, you should call a doctor immediately, because it can put an effect on your eyes, which can eventually lead to blindness. * People with shingles tend to have an unusual amount of white blood cells If you get shingles at a young age, it won't be as painful
as if you were to get it at an old age Shingles has no cure because naturally, it goes away in 2-3 weeks anyways, but those 2-3 weeks can be the worst 2-3 weeks of your life. If you have never had shingles before you can always take the vaccine to prevent shingles (Zostavax vaccine). If you are experiencing alot of pain then you can take a pain medicine prescribed by your doctor to reduce the pain on the body. There may not be a cure for shingles, but your doctor might give you antiviral medicines to shorten the amount of time for the illness Shingles occurs very often to many people in the world, but statistics show that 1/3 people who have already had chickenpox before could possibly have shingles in the future.
Statistics show that 2.1 million people come to the doctor because of shingles every year. Symptoms * Joint Pain
* Very Painful headaches
*Vision problems Bibliography http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001861/ http://www.medicinenet.com/shingles/article.htm http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/shingles/shingles.htm