herpes zoster infection Tag

24 Jun Is Herpes Zoster Contagious?

Herpes ZosterConsidering that nearly one in three people will develop shingles at some point during their lifetime, it is no wonder men and women everywhere are wondering, “Is herpes zoster contagious?” but the answer to this question is not as simple as it seems. Shingles can not cause shingles in another person, but a person with shingles can pass on the varicella zoster virus (VZV) to a non-infected individual. If a person has never contracted chicken pox, he can be infected with VZV and develop chickenpox…but not shingles.

You are more likely to develop shingles if you are over 60 years of age, contracted chicken pox before the age of 1, or have a weak immune system. You can decrease the likelihood of developing shingles outbreaks by using an effective herpes treatment. …Read More»

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22 May Herpes Zoster Infection

herpes zoster infectionHerpes zoster, more commonly known as shingles, is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the very same virus that causes chicken pox common among children. A shingles infection typically results in a painful skin rash and blisters, but may cause a number of other symptoms including: abdominal pain, fever, chills, headache, joint pain, vision problems, swollen glands and more.

Shingles “cures” are often a treatment that boosts the immune system — this not only helps to prevent future shingles rashes, but also helps the lesions heal faster. The same herpes remedies used to control genital herpes are often used to treat all herpes infections. While true cures for these strains of herpes viruses do not exist, remedies that can keep blisters from forming are the next best thing to true cures. …Read More»

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