What is Shingles?
Shingles, also known as Zona, is caused by the varicella zoster virus, often caught during childhood. The virus remains in the body, particularly in lymph nodes and the roots of nerves. Symptoms can appear years after the initial infection, becoming reactivated and spreading throughout the body along the nerve fibers.
What are the symptoms of Shingles?
Warning signs of Shingles include: pain, itching, tingling, numbness, burning sensations and light fever. Then, rashes form: small vesicles along the sensory nerve dry up and form crusts a few days later. This cycle generally lasts between two and four weeks. The regions most afflicted by Shingles are the thorax, back, buttocks and neck. Approximately 10% of Singaporean will develop Shingles at one point in their lives.
What are the risk factors?
As is the case with many infections, people with fragile immune systems are most likely to develop Shingles, such as people over 50, immunocompromised, afflicted with infectious diseases or undergoing medical treatments. Adults that have come into contact with children with chicken pox benefit from better protection against Shingles.
How can I treat Shingles?
Once you have contracted the virus,
● Take antiviral medication during the first three days of the infection
● Use a natural soap
● Apply local antiseptics
● Keep the infected areas clean and dry
Despite various treatments prescribed with traditional medicine, most people with Shingles continue to suffer from major burning sensations. Applying pure emu oil on the areas affected is known to reduce the burning sensations. The earlier emu oil is applied, the more effective it will be. For best results, use it with emuse emu oil range of soap ( hand-made)
Emuse Pure emu oil is 100% natural hence there’s no risk and its anti inflammatory , anti-bacteria too.