Grayson Yingling Period 1
is a painful viral infection characterized by one side of the body, the same virus that
causes chickenpox is responsible for shingles, another name for shingles is herpes zoster. People who have a weak immune system are vulnerable to reactivation of the virus that causes shingles.
What causes you to get shingles is: 1. Being 50 years plus of age 2. Recent surgery 3. Radiation therapy 4. Serious illness or disease, such as cancer or AIDS 5. Poor nutrition 6. Stress 7. Chronic diseases that suppress the immune system such as HIV, Ulcerative Colitis, and Chrons disease Shingles usually occurs on one side of the body or face; it is common in older adults who normally have a weak immune system. When you get shingles you normally only have it once, but there is a chance that you can get it another time. There are wider varieties on a scale of not dangerous to dangerous. Shingles can be very mild where the pain isn’t so bad, or it can be where you can’t take the burning and itching of the rash. There is a vaccine for shingles and it is approved for people 50 years or older of age. Five interesting facts about Shingles; 1. When you are infected with shingles, it means you have had the chicken pox before. 2. There are many types of shingle cases from mild to dangerous 3. Shingles usually lasts up to 30 days 4. You can be 50 years or older to get this disease
5. You can have shingles up to several months, or even years.