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Shingles (Herpes zoster)

 

What is shingles?

         Shingles is a painful rash caused by the Varicella zostervirus (Herpes varicellae), which is the virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles occurs in people who have had chickenpox and is a reactivation of the dormant virus. Shingles often occurs long after the initial chickenpox infection maybe years. Shingles is contagious and may itself cause chickenpox. However, contact with a person with shingles or chickenpox cannot cause shingles.

 

The causes shingles

          After the chickenpox virus has been contracted, it travels from the skin along the nerve paths to the roots of the nerves where it becomes inactive. The chickenpox virus then 'hibernates'. When the virus is reactivated, it travels via the nerve paths to the skin. It is not known what factors trigger a reactivation of the virus. Shingles generally affects the elderly, but occasionally occurs in children who have had chickenpox within the first year of their lives and in people with an immune deficiency. Shingles can be a sign of immunodeficiency, caused by HIV or chemotherapy, stress, long time after sickness for example, but most people who get shingles have a normal immune system.

What are the symptoms?

          The first sign that a reactivation of the chickenpox virus is taking place is a burning sensation on the nerve paths along which the virus is traveling. Nerve paths typically form half-circles around the body. The pain and subsequent rash correspond to the position of the nerve paths and are almost always on one side of the body or face or limbs only, but more common in the trunk body .The rash is typically accompanied by a fever and enlarged lymph nodes.
          Two to three days after the pain has begun, a typical rash appears: small blisters on red, swollen skin. It resembles the type that is seen during an attack of chickenpox but covers a smaller area.
          The rash usually reaches its peak after three to five days. Then, the blisters burst and turn into sores, which gradually scab over. The scabs fall off after two to three weeks.
          Sometimes the area where the rash was located becomes extremely painful after the scabs have gone and can last from a few weeks to several months. This highly unpleasant after-effect of shingles is called postherpetic neuralgia.

The prevention.

          People who have never had chickenpox can reduce the risk of getting the virus by avoiding contact with people with chickenpox and shingles. Shingles itself is not preventable.

Diagnosis

          The patient's medical history in combination with the appearance of the rash will usually be sufficient for making a diagnosis. If necessary, a scrape from the blisters can help identify the virus. A blood sample can also be used to confirm the initial diagnosis.

What happens if it gets worse?

         The rash can become infected by bacteria.
An attack of shingles near the eyes, or at the top of the nose can be associated with scarring on the cornea, affecting vision.
Shingles on the face can, in rare cases, lead to a temporary hearing loss, facial paralysis and a reduced sense of taste.

Future prospects

Shingles is rarely serious. In about 90 per cent of patients, the attack normally subsides within a week after the appearance of the first symptoms if it gets treated immediately. Otherwise they may suffer for months. Most people only have one or two attacks.
Elderly people in particular may continue to feel intense pain, even after the attack seems to have subsided. These could goes on for months of pain and may cause depression.

What can be done at home?

Keep the rash uncovered.

Try not to scratch. Use calamine lotion to ease the irritation.

When should a doctor be consulted for more help?

If the pain is getting worst and immobility.

If the rash involves the eyes or the top of the nose.

The sores have not healed after 10 days.

The patient has a high temperature.

The patient has another serious illness at the same time.

We have the special ancient herbs for this pain and shingers.

You could come and visit Chinese Master's medical centre in KL for the treatment.

What is the treatment?

Although antiviral medicines can be used, they must be started as soon as possible when the burning sensation begins. Once the rash has been present for more than 48 hours, treatment will be of reduced value usually not much relief. The medicine can reduce the duration of the attack and prevent it spreading. The best still is to send for Chinese Master's special ancient herbal medicine.

Postherpetic neuralgia

Mordern medicine usualy does not work in these serious conditions. This condition can usually be treated by 1 week if started with Chinese Master's herbs immediatedly, otherwise it may drack for a few weeks. But not to worry it can be cure in no time!

Chinese Master's WAY OF MEDICATION has 145 years of reconignes in Malaysia KL China Town. Acupuncture, Qi Qong and chinese herbal medicine, Neuro acupuncture are important components of chinese historical culture and there are parts of the discipline of Chinese Master's ancestors' up bringing. Acupuncture was known throughout the world by 1971 for its anesthesia effects, thus in 1975 the W.H.O. has accepted acupuncture as a medical science. It includes the taking of Chinese Master's special herbs made from many kinds of precious herbs. It will eliminates the sickness from the its root and therefore balancing the blood and body fluid in the vein and body.

Off cause Chinese Master's WAY OF ACUPUNCTURE and Medication is so much different from the old way, it has improved in the recent 145 years of Chinese Master's research adds to it. Chinese Master's WAY OF MEDICATION has been proved to be effective for many kinds of diseases. The special way of preparing the herbs and research on all the different types diseases formulars has been the best way of alternative medicine in this modern world for Parkinson  and as well as for many kinds of unknown diseases.

 

 

 

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Not only does he dispense herbs and practise acupuncture, but Leong teaches patients qi gong, advises them on dieting and offers emotional therapy. People mostly come in for fertility problems, slip discs and backaches....read

 

 

 

 

 

 

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