Did you have Chicken Pox when you were young? Many of us did. It's been said that you only catch it once. Perhaps I was just lucky. I had it three times; although people will tell you that's impossible. From this it would seem I am a prime candidate for Shingles.
The shingles vaccine is recommended for anyone 50 years of age and older to keep the varicella-zoster virus from re-activating and causing shingles. You see, although it appears one recovers from chicken pox, it can lay dormant in your body for decades and launches itself as Shingles in your senior years. Shingles, typically affects people whose immune systems have been weakened by HIV infection, cancers, or treatment with immunosuppressive drugs.
Shingles causes a painful, blistering rash that usually appears on just one side of the body, most often on the torso or face. The picture to the left, is an example of how it appears were you first contract it. Although it's possible, the pain and numbness (associated with it) may occur in the location of the rash two to four days before the rash.
Ryan Notch has written a guide, Shingles -- A Quick Guide to Symptoms, Treatment and Pain Relief. He says, "Doctors now estimate that 50% of us who live to the age of 85 will catch it at some point. What was once only a disease for the elderly is now attacking all portions of the population. Especially those whose immune systems are compromised by stress or age. This book is the simplest and most comprehensive guide to recognizing the signs of shingles, and ways to deal with both the short term and long term pain. Presented in terms direct enough for the common reader, but smart enough to get you the information you need to beat this disease for good."
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