November 17, 2014 One in three adults will seek relief from the Shingles virus in their lifetime, according to those commercials on TV. You understand that such information is not intended nor otherwise implied to be medical advice. • Dizziness. Apply lemon balm on them in order to effectively treat them. Before these drugs became available, I used intravenous vitamin C. Your doctor should be able to help you out best with the proper medication treatment, but again, don’t overlook the benefits and effectiveness of a natural way on how to treat Shingles. Zostrix is the name of this compound in ointment form that can provide relief from pain if applied four to five times on a daily basis.This ingredient can effectively reduce the pain of herpes zoster because pain signals given off by nerves just below the skin are blocked by it.
of black walnut, comfrey, kelp and lady’s slipper along with aloe vera juice daily. Lemon balm has also confirmed in order to help clear herpes signs as well as avoid further break outs, by using the balm locally when the patient feels the signs beginning. Instead, the virus hides from the immune system along a nerve root in the central nervous system. It is very rare. The risk also increases with age. People of any age who have never had chickenpox, however, can catch chickenpox by direct contact with the skin, scabs, or secretions of a person who has shingles. This compound has natural healing abilities and is often used in pain relief ointments.
It is only because of the intake of arginine and lysine that amino acids compete for absorption that relates the herpes simplex and the herpes zoster resulting in treating shingles in people. Lemon helps with just about any illness and virus due to its immune system boosting abilities and can actually help slow down and even stop the internal spread of the virus. There must be a greater level of arginine in the body for herpes viruses to thrive. Lymph node swelling happens when your body’s immune system is resisting the virus. Repeat it till your pain decreases. Fourteenth Century French King Charles V drank Lemon Balm tea every day to stay in good health. If you are experiencing this symptom, visit a doctor immediately because this might lead into a life threatening condition.
Because I had a previous case, and because of the location of this case (scalp and some sensation along the eye bone), I needed to get on the prescription medication right away to combat the virus. Also, the tests will usually aim to distinguish herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster virus. Immunofluorescence Assay is performed by using UV rays applied to cells taken from the zoster blisters. Presence of antibodies can be identified depending on the specific characteristics of light seen through a microscope. It is thought to be cheaper, faster and more accurate than performing a virus culture. Virus Culture – taking specimens from the blisters, spinal fluid or fluid inside the blisters. People can drink a weak licorice tea, apply a licorice ointment topically and even apply strong licorice tea on the blisters and rashes thrice a day.This is easily available in most homes and so you can simply use the root for extracting the juices and apply on the area.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is performed to identify the infection in the central nervous system (brain and nerves). It replicates a piece of the DNA of the virus up to millions of times until the virus can be detected. Internal Shingles Complications Complications Problems Postherpetic neuralgia Burning and throbbing nerve pain, symptoms include extreme sensitivity to light touch and temperature change, numbness, itching, headaches and sudden or occasional pain. Worse, the affected person might experience muscle weakness or become paralyzed due to uncontrolled muscle movements. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Facial nerve paralysis (facial palsy) and having a rash on mouth or the ear. This herb contains complex sugars that act like a key that fits into certain “locks” on the surfaces of white blood cells. Dip a cotton ball in the tea and apply on the blisters.
Neurological problems Balance problems, hearing problems, facial paralysis or inflammation. These conditions can be very dangerous and can result to coma or death. Loss of Vision (Ocular or Optical Shingles) Lack of sensation in the eye, pain, redness, swollen eyelids, blurry vision, discharge from the eyes, and temporary or permanent blindness. Other internal organs Blisters to affect internal organs including lungs, gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system and the brain. You could blend 1 teaspoon of licorice powder with a percentage of water so that you can develop a good paste. Digestive uses are: colic, indigestion, nausea; good for vomiting and indigestion of a nervous origin, relieving spasms and flatulence. It invades the bloodstream and damages the nerve fibers thus, become confused resulting in sending uncontrolled and inaccurate signals to the brain which causes burning and throbbing nerve pain.
Aside from the mentioned burning and throbbing nerve pain, symptoms include extreme sensitivity to light touch and temperature change, numbness, itching, headaches and sudden or occasional pain. Worse, the affected person might experience muscle weakness or become paralyzed due to uncontrolled muscle movements. Also caused by varicella zoster virus, RHS is known as auricular herpes zoster or herpes zoster oticus when referring only to the ear rash. It is a rare neurological disorder and can be characterized by facial nerve paralysis (facial palsy) and having a rash on mouth or the ear. Same with postherpetic neuralgia, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome occurs when the previously zoster virus becomes active again and spreads to the facial nerve. There is often pain in the ear. Also, it may be accompanied by other frequent signs and symptoms such as hearing loss, facial weakness or face drop, nausea, tinnitus, nystagmus (oscillation of the eyes) and vertigo (type of dizziness).
Sometimes, people find it difficult to distinguish Ramsay Hunt Syndrome from Bell’s palsy in early stages but in general, RHS tends to be more serious and severe than Bell’s palsy. Also, RHS has rashes/blisters while Bell’s palsy don’t. Not all cases of RHS has rashes but it can be still RHS as long as it was caused by zoster virus. When diagnosis is not clear, in rare cases, a spinal tap is used. After numbing with an anesthetic, from the spinal column, a cerebral fluid is taken by using a spinal needle to test it for evidence of zoster virus. If for vesicles on the tip of the nose, or vesicles on the side of the nose are involved from facial herpes zoster, it precedes the development of ophthalmic herpes zoster thus, implies the involvement of the nasal branch of the nasociliary nerve that raises the specter of involvement of the eye. The ointment helps the blisters dry faster while keeping the area well moisturized thus reducing the pain.
It also suggests subungual melanoma when there is pigmentation in the paronychial area or known as Periungual hyperpigmentation. Optical shingles or Ocular shingles is crucial and includes any of these symptoms such as lack of sensation in the eye, pain, redness, swollen eyelids, blurry vision, discharge from the eyes, and temporary or permanent blindness. It is possible for the virus especially the blisters to affect internal organs including lungs, gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system and the brain. Pneumonia and other breathing problems can occur if the lungs become affected. Utilizing lemon balm will assist you eliminate the pain and pain related to rashes and blisters. For treatments, these are TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), and Spinal cord or peripheral nerve stimulation. If you are in your home and are not planning to buy prescribed medications yet, go for topical analgesics and anesthetics to reduce skin oversensitivity by mixing aspirin into an absorbing cream or lidocaine cream.
Antiviral drugs like Acyclovir, Famciclovir or Valacyclovir can be taken to restrict the virus from replicating. Normally, it will take 2-5 weeks for internal shingles’ symptoms to be fully resolved. The ones who might show severe symptoms of it are the elders and children. In order to control shingles pain further, you should take advice from an experienced doctor in homeopathy so he or she can examine your pain and then will prescribe a treatment for it. Some people think that shingles is caused by a virus and viruses are contagious but, it is not a contagious disease though it is caused by the same virus which is responsible for Chickenpox. We can say, Shingles is a second outbreak of the chickenpox virus in the body but it cannot cause other forms of herpes. However, shingles contains infectious VZV and people who have not had chickenpox before can develop easily this virus from daily interaction to patients with Shingles.
Shingles can only be spread by direct contact to lesions of the patients. Otherwise, you have minimum chance to develop an infection. For the patients, they can still go outside and perform normal activities like daily work or going to school as long as they prevent spreading the disease by good hygiene and covering their lesions properly. Aside from aging and weak immune system, medications, stress, various treatments particularly cancer and, if their mothers have shingles during their late pregnancy or had a chickenpox themselves (affected adults) during childhood can also be causes of Shingles. The main cause for this awful and alarming disease is the Vacirella-zoster virus. This virus belongs to a group of viruses called herpesviruses and it hides in the nervous system after the occurrence of initial infection and travels down to the nerve cell fibers to cause a renewed infection. Herpes Zoster or Varicella Zoster-Virus, causes skin rashes or blisters, and is the main culprit for chickenpox and shingles, while Herpes Simplex causes small painful fluid-filled blisters on the eyes, mouth (cold sores), lips and genitals.
HS is more contagious than HZ since anyone has a higher chance of getting the disease just by having direct contact with sores or even on affected areas without sores. Also, Herpes Simplex’s tests such as biopsy of a sore, blood tests, etc. must be conducted to recognize the sores. To relieve itching and keeping your skin hydrated, unscented lotions especially calamine lotion, moisturizing creams, honey or petroleum jelly are perfect. Using scented moisturizers are not recommended because these may cause irritation and allergies. For the blisters to dry faster, Domeboro solution or a cornstarch paste can be applied. Ready-made oatmeal bath mixes can be bought at drugstores or pharmacies to soak your skin and have a clean, soothing, relaxing and calming experience.
Eating, drinking or applying vitamin E supplements is good for healing skin problems and nerve damages. B-complex can strengthen the nervous system which can also reduce nerve pain. Vitamins A and D increase the production of macrophages and killer T-cells, and can fortify the affected person’s immunity system. To sum these up, we may say that internal shingles can become dangerous, contagious and later on, become deadly if not treated. It must be given more attention so doctors can diagnose the symptoms and can give the patient proper medicines and treatments immediately. Shingles, internal or external, has been caused by the virus Varicella-Zoster virus, also known as, Herpes Zoster. Shingles can happen to people especially to those who already healed from chickenpox but have weak immune systems.
It can occur due to the reactivation of this virus inside the body. Generally, it can cause skin rash or blisters. In some cases, it can cause a severe systemic infection, affecting internal organs of the body and the central nervous system. Doctors often prescribe antiviral medications such as Acyclovir (Zovirax®), Valacyclovir (Valtrex®), and Famciclovir (Famvir®) for its treatment. In most cases, it has been advised that antiviral drugs should be taken within 3 days or 72 hours from the time of the first sign of shingles. To endure pain, doctors may suggest antidepressants. Healthy diet or breathing exercises at home, taking regular meditation, yoga, or tai chi classes will help patients to deal with it.
Having a strong immune system and avoiding processed and artificial foods as possible are the simplest methods to prevent having this.