Understanding Shingles

Understanding Shingles


Anyone who has had chicken pox has a high risk for developing shingles later in life. It is widely believed throughout the medical community that after abandoning the skin blisters, chickenpox virus particles lie in clusters in the nervous system, adjacent to the spinal cord and brain.

Both Shingles and chicken pox are caused by a single virus within the herpes family known as the Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV). Varicella is the primary infection that causes chickenpox. And Herpes Zoster is the chicken pox virus that causes shingles when it reactivates in later life.

When the chickenpox virus reactivates, the virus travels the long nerve fibers that extend from the sensory cell bodies to the skin. A rash typically erupts and the person now has Herpes Zoster, or Shingles.

With shingles, however, the symptoms are often more complex and severe than those of chicken pox

Transmission of Shingles

Unlike most other Herpes viruses, Shingles is not a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). However, if you have Shingles, you can actually spread the chicken pox virus. Therefore, it is essential for a shingles sufferer to stay away from people who haven’t had chicken pox until their blisters have dried.

In addition, you can only contract shingles if you have already had the chicken pox. In short, only people who develop shingles already have the virus in their nervous system.

Stages of Shingles

Latency. This refers to the period between a recovered case of chicken pox and the advent of Shingles. After chicken pox, the virus, which has properties that allow it to hide from the immune system, remain inactive for years, often for a lifetime.

The first sign of a shingles outbreak is typically a burning or tingling sensation, along with pain or numbness. You also may feel feverish, have the chills, a headache, or an upset stomach. Small fluid-filled blisters appear on reddened skin over a 2-week period.

The pain associated with shingles can be intense and seemingly constant. People with lesions on the torso may feel spasms of pain at the gentlest touch or breeze. The outbreak usually occurs along a band spanning one side of the trunk, around the waistline, or clustered on one side of the face.

Sometimes, particularly in older people, symptoms of shingles persist long after the rash is healed. In these cases, facial paralysis, headache, and persistent pain can be the aftermath. Possibly because the nerve cells conveying pain sensations are hardest hit, or are exquisitely sensitized by the virus attack, pain is the principal persistent complication of Shingles.

This pain, called post-herpetic neuralgia, can be devastating, leading to insomnia, weight loss, depression – chronic torment.

Treatment of Shingles

There is no prescription medicine that will cure Shingles. Some medicines can help. One called acyclovir (brand name: Zovirax) can lessen the pain of shingles for some people.

Additional pain relievers (often habit-forming), steroids and anti-depressants are also prescribed to help aid in the relief of Shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia. Those items all come with side effects to varying degrees.

Shedding Light on the Solution for Shingles…PHOTOTHERAPY

PHOTOTHERAPY is not a prescription medicine; no pills to swallow, no side effects to endure. It is a remarkably effective treatment that utilized a unique combination of light energy and an activating solution.

With IMULUX you can physically see the treatment progress as it isolates and kills the Shingles virus.

See before and after photographsof the PHOTOTHERAPY Shingles treatment.  

When an outbreak is exposed, the PHOTOTHERAPY solution applied, and the areas exposed to the IMULUX light, the Shingles virus will react within a few seconds to the light bombardment.

The infected area will actually begin to fluoresce (glow brightly). You may feel a tingling sensation and, at the same time, pain will begin to subside. The exposed area provides a passageway for the Shingles virus itself to be attacked by PHOTOTHERAPY.

Together, the PHOTOTHERAPY treatment components target and kill the Shingles virus. Three Med Paks in the PHOTOTHERAPY Shingles Treatment Kit are included to ensure complete lesion coverage and for extreme cases.

While other remedies may offer temporary relief of Shingles, only PHOTOTHERAPY also suppresses future outbreaks. Do not let your Shingles (HPV) go untreated or treated by inferior methods that cannot guarantee suppression of future outbreaks. Order PHOTOTHERAPY today!

Note: If the infected area does not fluoresce, the condition is other than Shingles, which may not be successfully treatable by PHOTOTHERAPY. If so, simply return the product for a prompt and full refund.