Answers to questions about shingles: what causes shingles? How do you get shingles? How long does shingles last? How long does shingles last? How to treat shingles by magnetism? Is shingles contagious? can you date with shingles?

Shingles rash on the stomach above the navel

Is shingles contagious? What causes shingles? How to recognize shingles?


Cause shingles? The cause of shingles is an infectious disease of viral origin.

The pathogen is the zoster virus, its identity with that of chickenpox is accepted.


What causes shingles?  The shingles virus is very small:

200 µm and spherical. It is only visible under an electron microscope. It is cultivable on embryonic cells or monkey kidney cells.


Cultivating button mushrooms I understand, but the zoster virus! This evil pleasure of trying to cause harm to others. It causes skin lesions similar to those of chickenpox or herpes, but also nerve damage that predominates in the cranial and spinal nerve ganglia.


Is shingles contagious?  40 years ago,

shingles mainly affected adults over 80 years old. As the years go by,the age of its victims is rejuvenated

to the point of passing from 50 years to today of touching infants. You have to remember that it is a virus.


How do you get shingles?  There are two theories:

when you get the chickenpox virus, you keep the shingles virus inside.

The other less popular view now is the reverse: having chickenpox would protect against chickenpox and shingles for a while.


What are the first symptoms of shingles? 

Shingles is characterized by a more or less painful skin rash with feelings of burning, even stinging,

whose unilateral topography follows the path of a nerve is specific. Chest shingles is one of the most common forms of the disease.


How to recognize shingles?  Before the redness or rash, there is often burning pain in the area that will be the site of shingles,


sometimes with moderate fever and others times a headache. The rash can prevent shingles.


What are the first signs of shingles?  In 48 hours or more,

skin lesions appear in the form of a first red patch or a few pimples most frequently followed by several other patches with pimples which , in the worst case scenario, come together. Most often, they are bright red, oval and congestive plaques several centimeters in diameter which, the next day, are covered on the surface with confluent or separate vesicles.

They are initially rounded and more or less transparent; they wither more or less quickly and most often become covered with a scab which will fall off leaving a depigmented scar which, in the vast majority of cases, will leave no mark.


What are the first signs of shingles?  The surface of the rash corresponds to the course of an intercostal nerve, so it is strictly unilateral. This zone stops on the midline of the thorax both behind and in front forming a horizontal band which intersects the axis of the ribs. One or more lymph nodes frequently appear on the same side.


What are the different shingles?  The location of shingles varies depending on the nerves affected. The irruption in addition to the thoracic attack can sit on the neck, the nape of the neck, the arm, the abdomen, the buttocks and the thigh.

Ophthalmic shingles and genital shingles are the most painful and dangerous shingles. Ophthalmic shingles is preceded and accompanied by severe frontal and orbital pain. This zoster eruption causes an edema whose seat is the inner part of the upper eyelid and the forehead, or the outer part of the upper eyelid and the temple, or even the root of the nose and the conjunctiva. It is this last localization which is the most serious,

because it can lead to damage to the cornea causing cavities which hinder vision or even ulcerations of the eyeball.

How to treat shingles by magnetism? How long does shingles last? The magnetizer and shingles

How long does shingles last?  Treated by magnetism, if you ask the question: how long does intercostal shingles last?

The answer is shingles, either intercostal or otherwise, it should only last about ten days unless associated with one or more other pathologies.


How long does shingles last?  The duration can range from one to several months, even several years.

In the complications of shingles there are:

The persistence long after the eruption of sharp and rebellious pains localized to the affected area. These post-herpetic pains are difficult to relieve.

Fortunately, other rarer complications occur. It can be brain damage or paralysis and meningeal damage which can be benign.


How to treat shingles?  It is necessary to avoid superinfection of the vesicles with applications of antiseptic solution locally. In the same spirit, for ophthalmic shingles, there is administration of antiseptic or antibiotic eye drops. It happened in the past to make the occlusion of the eyelids in addition. In allopathy, the appearance of an active substance against viruses, among others moroxydine, had given serious hopes for an effective general treatment.


How to diagnose internal shingles?  Without vesicles and, if certainty is needed, the only way is analysis. There is a high probability when all the first symptoms of classic shingles appear.


How to treat internal shingles?  The Protocol is the same as shingles except for superinfection.


How to treat shingles by magnetism?  With a magnetizer, one session is usually enough, it is useful to act as quickly as possible, but it is not necessary to do it within 24 -48h.  No treatment, even useless, can interfere.


How to relieve post shingles pain?  Residual pain is sometimes treated with vitamins B1 and B12 in high doses, local radiotherapy, chlorpromazine, infiltrations of ganglioplegic products and in total despair the neurosurgical act.


Can you die from shingles?  Sometimes we ask ourselves the question: is shingles fatal? Fortunately not, but during exceptional suffering associated with other hardships, it unfortunately happened that people committed suicide.


How is shingles caught?  To answer the question how is shingles caught? You have to remember the following theory: if you have caught chickenpox, you keep the shingles virus inside you, which can reactivate at any moment.


Can you catch shingles?  It's a virus, so yes it's contagious, but if in the past we learned that an elderly person with shingles ended up in contact with young children, she could give them chickenpox, which I have never seen in 42 years. In the same vein, I have never seen in a couple a person with shingles transmitting it to their spouse.


Can we go out with shingles?  If you really have pain, the question does not even arise. If, on the other hand, your shingles doesn't bother you too much and if you are indifferent to others, why not go outside?


When are you contagious with shingles?  What you need to remember is common sense: follow basic hygiene rules, do not use the same gloves or towels, if touching skin washing hands immediately, etc.


Causes shingles stress?  Can stress cause shingles? Yes and no. If you are not a carrier of the virus or are not in contact with the virus, stress will not trigger shingles. On the other hand, if you are harboring the virus or if you are in contact with the virus, stress, as in any other condition, will lower your immune defenses and create a breach in your body. In this case to the question: Can stress cause shingles? The answer is yes.

Pregnant women must after about ten days consult a doctor for nervous ganglia.

Varicella zoster virus does not exist. Your personal data does not allow to say: he developed shingles and even less on which side of the face.


Are shingles and chickenpox the same virus?

It could be that after the primary infection the virus settles in a quiescent form to be able to reactivate itself after years during a drop in the immune defences. Inactive virus particles may persist in the body following chickenpox.

These Ray viruses nestle for many years in the root ganglia of the sensory nervous system.

The virus would be reactivated during weakness of the immune system, it would then migrate along the nerve. The pain is caused by the migration of the virus along the path of the nerve.

The virus reaches the skin and vesicles appear which cause itching and burning.

In 2015, the HAS issued an opinion recognizing minor therapeutic progress in the shingles vaccine for the prevention of shingles and post-herpetic pain. Health insurance reimburses the vaccine up to 35% for the recommended age group between 65 and 74 years.

The incubation of chicken pox and 10 to 21 days, During this time the virus spreads throughout the body to reappear after multiplication in many blisters, the famous pimples on the chest and face. Contamination is by saliva or droplets of the vesicles as long as they do not crust over. An infected person is contagious between 24 and 48 hours. Each patient infects about 10 people. The disease normally heals spontaneously in less than 15 days.

Is there a school eviction in case of chickenpox? The answer is yes if we don't want to cause an epidemic. But, yes according to the law: a decree of May 3, 1989 which is still in force stipulates "eviction until then clinical recovery" and not according to health recommendations: the High Council of Public Health issued in September 2012 an opposite recommendation.

France favors natural immunity for varicella, which is why the varicella vaccine is little used in France. This vaccine is also contraindicated during pregnancy. It can be used up to 3 days after contact with an infected person. To date, there is no information on the impact of varicella vaccination on the incidence of shingles when these people are older.

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