How Long Does Shingles Last – Welcome Page

Hi there, welcome to my blog. 

There is no straightforward answer to your question it depends on a lot of things. There are several major factors that affects the duration of shingles outbreak. But what you NEED to know more importantly is not HOW LONG… but HOW TO speedup recovery and prevent recurrence. That’s my main goal why I put up this blog, I was in search for a natural shingles treatment for my mom.

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Recurring Shingles – Mom’s Short Story:

I know you want to speedup your recover, reduce the pain and probably you are also like my mom who wanted to eliminate its recurrence. She had shingles for about five years, back then it recurs almost every month!

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I’m not a doctor but I’m proud that I’ve helped my mom speedup her recovery and almost eliminated recurrence when I started out to do my own research on shingles treatment this year.

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Shingles Treatment – See below table of my mom’s case of shingles treatments

During her first outbreak of shingles in 2008, we were frustrated that our family dermatologist failed to recognize my mom’s rash as a symptom of shingles. Thus, ordinary ointments for rashes were prescribed; prolonging her shingles to more than two months!

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But even when we found doctors who identified her shingles (I recommend that you look for an infectious disease specialist), even when antiviral drugs were given to her… it did not solve the problem of frequent recurrence. Although conventional medicines (e.g. antiviral drugs) helped during an actual shingles outbreak, they posed a danger to my mom’s health if she have to take them often. Still not good.

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Negative Side Effects of Aciclovir (antiviral drug)

reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aciclovir#Adverse_effects

The list scared me that I didn’t showed it to my mom. There are a lot but the most frightening are coma, seizures, neutropenia, leukopenia, crystalluria, anorexia, hepatitis, Stevens–Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and/or anaphylaxis. Although these are rare adverse effects (<0.1% of patients) I wanted to minimize if not eliminate her shingles recurrence to reduce her intake of these toxic medicines.

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Now before you close this blog, Even if this is your first time to have shingles I want to share with you how my mom further reduced the duration of her shingles outbreaks from 30 days (using conventional medicines) to 10 days (using a combination of antiviral drugs and natural medicines). And also how she managed recurrence by making certain changes in her diet; something for you to think about after your first outbreak.
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Effective Shingles Treatment Eliminated Recurrence

The last shingles outbreak she had was three months ago when she was sleep deprived for two consecutive nights (4 hours sleep) because of a three day convention. But after that, she no longer had shingles because of the changes she made in her diet, in her lifestyle and in her treatment.

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Here’s a video update of my conversation with my mom regarding her speedy recovery and successfully preventing recurrence.

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Now to help you with your own case of shingles, I want to share with you these three very important things that I really think helped my mom. These are just but part of the holistic treatment she had actually, but these three (3) tips you can easily and immediately try today to speedup your recovery, minimize the severity and prevent recurrence.They are…

 

1. Juicing (fruits and vegetables)

 

2. Abstain from refined sugar. Note: refined sugar is different from sugar coming from fresh fruit juice

 

3. Avoid meat (especially while you have shingles)

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Even the Bible teaches us that fruits and vegetables are the way to go towards a healthier body.

  • In the beginning of humanity in the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve ate fruits. Not bottled or canned juice with no live enzymes and bombarded with dangerous artificial sweetener!
  • Our teeth were not designed to eat meat, unlike lions and other carnivorous animals. That is why we still have to cook meat for us to properly chew it. I’m not suggesting that you go vegan or vegetarian. If you must eat meat while you have shingles, eat steamed/grilled fish because it can easily be digested, thus less energy is required for digestion.
  • Eating too much meat makes our body more acidic. Bacteria and viruses thrive in an acidic body. What we want is a balance acid-alkaline body. We all agree that eating more fruits and vegetables is healthier but we just don’t have the will power to do it… until we are struck with a health condition (like shingles) that forces us to eat more healthier.
  • If you are a Christian you might be interested in this amazing story about prophet Daniel who refused to eat a King’s diet and requested vegetables instead. And within 10 days he proved that eating vegetables is more healthier compared to other people who were given a King’s diet (e.g. wine and other unhealthy food).

Text: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel%201:8-16&version=ESV
Audio: http://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/esv/Dan.1.8-Dan.1.16

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Now the easiest and fastest way to eat fruits and vegetables is by DRINKING them! :) The body easily absorbs juiced fruits and vegetables. It will take less energy for the body to digest because it no longer need to separate the fiber from the juice.

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After I finish editing my mom’s video testimonial about juicing, I’ll replace below video. But for now I recommend that you watch the video below. Jason Vale (the Juice Master) is one of the few health expert that I look up to because of his enthusiasm and passion… it just shows.

So start juicing fresh fruits and vegetables every morning. Don’t forget the ice :) I like mine cold. I gave my juicer to my mom and asked her to juice apples together with spinach just like in the video above. Basically any watery fruits together with vegetables. It was a hit in mom’s house. Even my grandfather brings his favorite glass every morning while mom is juicing fresh apples.

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If you have an outbreak, take your doctor’s prescribed medicine (e.g. antiviral drugs) while you also observe the above diet. I was surprised that my mom’s doctors did not gave any prohibition in her diet, thus she kept coming back :(

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If you must, you can do your own research on how to make your body more alkaline, benefits of juicing and the negative side effects of refined sugar. But to help cut down your research time and avoid the hassles of sorting out all the information in the internet…

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below are the info products that I’ve found effective for my mom. 

Fast Shingles Cure system really helped change the way my mom looked about her diet, natural supplements/treatment because of the results she had… speedup recovery and eliminated recurrence! The latter was a major relief because she no longer have to take those toxic drugs. You can read my complete review of the system on below link.

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(Click Here) To Go To The Fast Shingles Cure Website

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(Here’s My Review) On The Fast Shingles Cure System

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The Alkaline Diet

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Remember to “think positive”, that having shingles is  a blessing in disguise, as what happened to my mom. She was somewhat forced to have a healthier lifestyle to manage her shingles and along with it, helped managed other health concerns like bad cholesterol, high blood pressure, weakness, shortness of breath etc.

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Hope this helps. If you have questions, just leave a comment.

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To you and our loved ones health! – Chazper

 

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