Presentation on theme: " Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. When some people develop chickenpox the virus may lie dormant in part of the spine for."— Presentation transcript:
Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. When some people develop chickenpox the virus may lie dormant in part of the spine for many years causing no symptoms. This virus travels down the sensory nerve and appears on the surface of the skin. This is why it always appears in a very specific pattern and why it is very rare for two sides of the body to be affected at once. The long term damage caused to the nerve is what is responsible for the pain before and more importantly after the appearance of the rash. WHAT IS IT?
Pain Pain - the pain in the affected area tends to be continuous. Some describe it as a dull pain, while others experience a burning sensation. There may also be occasional stabbing pains. Rash Rash - about two to three days after the onset of pain the rash will appear. It usually emerges on just one side of the body, and develops at the area of the affected nerve. It starts off as red blotches on the skin, and rapidly develops into itchy blisters; similar to those of chicken pox. They become yellowish and dry out. Post herpetic neuralgia Post herpetic neuralgia - some patients experience severe nerve pain. If the nerves are damaged the pain can last for a very long time, even months or years after symptoms have disappeared. SYMPTOMS
1.Remove clothing. 2.Person blesses the butter. 3.Butter is rubbed on the shingles. 4.Stay in bed for three days. 5.Cannot sweat or wash during these three days. 6.Keep applying the blessed butter. 7.They will then shrink and eventually disappear. CURE OF THE SHINGLES
Shingles is an uncomfortable and often painful rash that is caused by the Herpes zoster virus. Shingles can commonly cause scars on those it infects. These scars can be rid of naturally by using over the counter scar remedies or by visiting a dermatologist for medications to rid the scars. HOW TO GET RID OF SHINGLE SCARS
http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=Vh6ka-QwfQ8 THE SHINGLES SONG