Shingles (Disease), Herpes zoster, varicella-zoster virus. skin rash and blisters on body

Is There A Cure For Shingles?

There are many ailments of the human body that you have difficulty keeping up and shingles is among them. It’s come to my note again after a friend of the family said she’s it. The first time I heard about this affliction was once a teacher complained of it throughout my high school days.

Viral infection

From then on no one mentioned it until my sister talked of it a couple weeks before she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and now it’s happened again. Running it via the search engine provided enough information to recognize that the difficulty comes from the varicella-zoster virus, that’s just like the chicken-pox virus. That makes anyone who has had the latter vulnerable to developing it.

The information also cautions that a victim may pass on poultry to individuals that are susceptible. Apparently the virus lies dormant in the nervous system and strikes when triggered by a disease. Including certain cancers, HIV Aids, a poor immune system, and trauma or stress. Treatments, including some drugs, and immunosuppressive drugs (after a transplant) are also activates.

Did you know?

The victim experiences severe pain, itching, and numbness on a particular region of the skin o the same side of their body. That’s because it is carried by a single nerve that’s affected. It leads to a rash that looks chicken-pox but anybody who hasn’t had the latter won’t develop it. While there isn’t any remedy for it Calamine Lotion and antihistamines can help prevent the itching overnight. It’s noted that some anti-viral medications may prevent it multiplying.

The question is why this disorder isn’t being taken more seriously by scientists. There’s absolutely not any sense of it in the general community and research money isn’t requested for over the public arena. While it’s a virus linked to herpes surely there’s someone who can put this on the agenda for governments and the science community to concentrate on. This is particularly important as it’s estimated that 1 in 3 people will develop shingles in their lifetime.

Final note

An episode can last from 2-4 weeks and can also affect the eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. Rarely it may also cause pneumonia, brain inflammation, or death. That puts it at the rather considerable bracket and the distress is a hindrance to one’s working ability. So while we understand what the disease is and that there’s no known cure the next step is to bring awareness to it. We will need to push this with the expectation that the government will give more money and consideration towards finding a cure.