May 2, 2012

PCOS ~ Chicken Pox ~ Shingles

Posted in SHINGLES tagged , , , , , at 6:27 am by PCOSLady

Chicken Pox ~ PCOS ~ Shingles
Soul Cysters ran a poll…
Results: When did you have Chicken Pox?

72 …. You may not vote on this poll:
~ I had Chicken Pox past age 13
7 9.72%
~ I had Chicken Pox when I young
44 61.11%
~ I had Chicken Pox, but I do not remember it because I was so young.
9 12.50%
~ I never had Chicken Pox.
12 16.67%
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~ The chickenpox vaccine may not take effect in everyone! It didn’t in one woman in the forum…
“I talked to a naturopathic doctor awhile back and he told me that there is a link between the chicken pox virus and PCOS. I had Chicken Pox when I was 13, and he said that girls who get them when they are older (like after puberty starts already and they are menstruating) that they often end up with PCOS. I just wondered if anyone else had Chicken Pox later in their life…” by a cyster…
~ Read posts at site…
Another cyster…
“My dermatologist says it’s the zosters virus (chicken pox or shingles). Since you can only get chicken pox once, a second infection with the zoster virus is called shingles.”
1st cyster also posted…
“Apparently Chicken Pox and Shingles are both caused by the varicella-zoster virus – which I think is a form of the Herpes virus. Apparently once you have the virus it does not totally go away (like when the Chicken Pox has run its course) – but it migrates back into the body and is thought to remain “dormant” usually for many years. In about 10-20% of people who have had the Chicken Pox – the virus will reactivate (usually after age 60) and present as Shingles.”
I suggest we cysters stay attuned to the updates in PCOS cases with Shingles as years pass… 20% is not many… But a majority had Chicken Pox!
~ I had Chicken Pox like age 10 or 12…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The news Monday stated 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their life that had chickenpox!
Shingles Symptoms
Shingles is a painful condition characterized by the appearance of a skin rash. This condition is caused by the vermicelli zoster virus and this virus also causes chicken pox disease. In fact once a person has had the chicken pox this virus remains within the body in a dormant or latent condition. When the immune system of the body becomes the weak the virus may get reactivated and this can result in appearance of shingles symptoms.
The immune system may become weak when the person suffers from condition like Aids or is undergoing treatment like chemotherapy. Emotional stress may also result in reactivation of the virus and in most cases the exact cause for the reactivation of the virus is never found. Any individual who has suffered from chicken pox can develop shingles. However the shingles symptoms are most often seen in individuals who are around 60 years old.
The shingles symptoms begin with increased sensitivity of skin along with a burning pain. Some patients may also experience tickling or tingling along with numbness in the areas. In such a stage it is often difficult to determine the reason for the pain. The areas that are typically affected include the head, abdomen, neck, face and arm or leg. In rare cases areas of the face like the nose and eyes may also be affected.
Along with tingling of skin patients also tend to experience other problems like stomach ache, chills, diarrhea along with fever. Individuals may also experience tenderness in the lymph node areas in the initial stages. The shingles symptoms include a typical rash that starts with eruption of small blisters for a period of 3 to 5 days. These blisters erupt on a patch of red skin. The blisters tend to follow the individual nerve path areas and therefore tend to have a belt or band like appearance. In most cases only a single nerve level is involved and in rare cases multiple nerves may be involved.
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Prodromal Stage (before the rash appears)
* Pain, burning, tickling, tingling, or numbness develops in the area around the affected nerves several days before a rash begins. The discomfort occurs on a single side of the body, commonly on the chest or back, but it may occur on the abdomen, head, face, neck, or one arm or leg.
* Flu-like symptoms (usually without a fever), such as chills, stomachache, or diarrhea, may develop just before or along with the start of the rash.
* Swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes may occur.
Active Stage (rash and blisters appear)
* A rash consisting of small fluid-filled blisters develops on reddened skin on one side of your body. Fluid inside the blister is initially clear but may become cloudy after 3 to 4 days.
* The rash may occur on the forehead, cheek, nose, and around one eye (herpes zoster ophthalmicusClick here to see an illustration.), which may threaten your sight unless you receive prompt treatment.3
* Extreme pain, described as �piercing needles in the skin,� may accompany the skin rash.
* Blisters may break open, ooze, and crust over in about 5 days. Complete healing takes about 2 to 4 weeks, although some scars may remain.2
Postherpetic Neuralgia (chronic pain stage)
* Postherpetic neuralgia is the most common complication of shingles. It lasts for at least 30 days and continues for months to years. Symptoms are:5
~ Aching, burning, stabbing pain in the area of the earlier shingles rash.
~ Persistent pain that may linger for years.
~ Extreme sensitivity to the touch.
* The pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia most commonly affects the forehead or chest, and it may make it difficult for the person to eat, sleep, and perform daily activities. It may also lead to depression.
by Humaworm
Shingles are actually a virus. It’s the same virus (herpes zoster) that causes chickenpox – it just lies dormant in the body – until it rears its ugly head as shingles in some people. Older folks have weaker immune systems and are more prone to cases of shingles.
This virus is not the same thing as the genitial herpes virus BUT it is contageous until the sores scab over – a person can become infected from direct contact with the fresh rash. If a person has had chickenpox they can be infected and have the shingles too. If a person has never had chickenpox and gets infected by a contageous shingles person – that person will get chickenpox – not shingles.
Parasites, bacteria and viruses are sort of lumped together in a very broad catagory. They are ALL unwanted and dangerous guests!
~ Checking Shingles Symptoms…
~ Web MD…


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