Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso.
Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you’ve had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.
While it isn’t a life-threatening condition, shingles can be very painful. Vaccines can help reduce the risk of shingles, while early treatment can help shorten a shingles infection and lessen the chance of complications.
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Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who’s had chickenpox may develop shingles. After you recover from chickenpox, the virus can enter your nervous system and lie dormant for years. Eventually, it may reactivate and travel along nerve pathways to your skin — producing shingles.
The reason for the encore is unclear. But it may be due to lowered immunity to infections as you grow older.
Shingles is more common in older adults and in people who have weak immune systems. Also, when you are under high levels of stress or sudden shock can cause shingles to manifest.
Treatment and Prevention
There are several treatments, like Antiviral medication, a cool bath, wet compresses, etc.
For fast effective pain relief, we recommend the Shingles Gel, with natural essential oils to penetrate affected areas.
We also recommend strengthening your immune system by taking a supplement like the Manna GUT Support. As sugar can lead to a weakened immune system, we recommend a healthy diet, like the Manna Diet.