Strictly speaking, shingles last for a LIFETIME. You will always have inside of you the varicella zoster virus, actually you have always had this virus inside of you ever since you had chickenpox. And now your immune system weakened because of old age, stress etc. it now re-emerges as shingles.
The Unknown Reason
It is a lifetime disease, until doctors are not able to fully understand the reason why the dormant virus re-emerges then recurrence is something we need to think about and prepare for. Not many websites say this bluntly maybe because they don’t want to dishearten their readers. But that only worsen the problem. Instead of educating people how to minimize recurrence and severity of an outbreak, they just send people treating their outbreaks half informed.
The Truth About Shingles Recurrence
Until now, the CDC admits that they still lack medical data to fully understand this illness. Strangely enough, they even admit that the annual recurrence is NOT KNOWN to them? How can that be? There are so many articles, forums, videos around the internet that testifies that shingles can re-occur for several years! If such testimonials are in the internet, is it that hard for CDC to investigate on them?
Shingles Vaccine – Can it Help Prevent Recurrence?
There is no permanent cure for shingles. This I learned taking care of my mom for almost five long years wherein she bears the pain (postherpetic neuralgia) from the damaged nerves caused by the virus. Unfortunately for other people, they experience shingles in their face; a very dangerous case of shingles because it has the potential to damage the eyes leading to blindness if left untreated.
How about the shingles vaccine? Even if you have the shingles vaccine, it does not guarantee prevention of recurrence. Although research shows that it helps reduce the possibility of recurrence.
What Can You Do About It?
If we can’t completely eliminate the varicella zoster virus in our body we can at least manage shingles outbreak by using several treatments available.
Still thinking that this is just as simple as chickenpox? That you can just brush off?
Death By Shingles! – Statistics
If this is just the first time you have a shingles outbreak, then you must realize how serious this illness can be. I don’t want to frighten you, but you need to know this. Mom and I haven’t heard this from our doctor, but it is something that you need to know for you to take actions to better take care of your health NOW!
I hope you realize the severity and seriousness of this disease so you better educate yourself and don’t just rely on your doctor! Most doctors still lacks necessary training and information about this disease. So you better shop around for someone who does. Your best bet is an Infectious Disease Specialist.
Can You “Totally” Trust The Medical Industry?
If you have managed to educate yourself on the realities of the medical world and the influence of the money making pharmaceutical industry on it, you will certainly not limit yourself on their philosophy of…
“A pill for every ill???”
With such belief, my mom had to suffer five years of unnecessary pain and trouble. Because we thought that antiviral drugs that doc gave are the only way to treat shingles outbreaks. Limiting my mom’s treatment to conventional medicines did not help prevent recurrence. At the same time it also exposed my mom on the risks of the potential side effects of prolong use of her toxic drugs.
There Is A Better Way
Realizing these, I decided to do something about it. Being an Industrial Engineer that advocates the philosophy of “there is ALWAYS a BETTER way”, I started searching the internet for possible “cures” for shingles. I’ve searched different websites, read forums and books.
People on forums mostly discuss about their experience, their pains, their stories. I had to spend hundreds of hours and sort through hundreds of stories just to pick up some possible good treatments.
You don’t have to go through that. Especially if you have an outbreak right now, you need to immediately treat it!!! Within 72 hours from the first symptom you should already treating it to reduce its severity and duration.
That’s one of the reason why I put up this website. To help people like you get necessary information on this debilitating disease.
To your health! – Chazper