What is shingles?
Shingles is a viral disease caused by the varicella zoster virus that results in painful skin rashes with blisters in a specific region anywhere on the body as a band of blisters on one side of the chest from the chest bone to the spine bone.
For those who have had chicken pox (incidentally caused by the varicella zoster virus), this virus remains dormant in the body mainly around the nerve tissue near the spinal cord and the brain without getting eliminated and can get reactivated later in life as shingles.
Symptoms of shingles
The most common symptoms of shingles can include:
- Pain in the infected area can be intense in some sufferers
- Tingling sensation, burning sensation or numbness
- Develop red rashes a few days after pain
- Blisters laden with fluid that break open with formation of scab
- Persistent itchy feeling
- Fever and chills
Causes of shingles
As discussed earlier, shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus which also causes chicken pox. The virus remains dormant in the human nervous system. Ultimately, it can travel along nerve pathways and break out of the skin as shingles.
The main reason behind shingles is believed to be reduced immunity to infections as people grow older. Shingles is more common in senior citizens and also affects people with weak immune systems. It is also known to infect newborns and pregnant women.
Shingles is contagious
A shingles infected patient can pass on the virus to those who have not been infected by chicken pox. Direct contact with shingles rashes can cause chicken pox but not shingles. The risk of passing the infection subsides when the shingles blisters scab over.
Magnetic therapy for treating shingles
Magnetic therapy is ideal for treatment of shingles as it is an effective form of alternative treatment with no harmful side effects.
Be it static magnetic fields or pulsed magnetic fields, magnetic therapy improves blood circulation especially when the shingles infected area is exposed to beneficial magnetic fields.
Magnetic fields also help improve the flow of nutrients and oxygen at the cellular level thus inducing the healing process in the shingles infected areas.
Magnetic therapy can help alleviate the intense pain caused by shingles when the affected person sleeps on magnetic mattress pads embedded with powerful static magnets.
Regular exposures to magnetic fields from magnetic applicators for fixed periods of treatment on a daily basis can result in alleviation of shingles pain and help the patient get a good night’s sleep.
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