Can CBD Oil Help Shingles Patients? Is CBD A Good Alternative Therapy For Shingles?
Did you know that one in every three people in the United States develops shingles at some point in their lives? According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over a million people are diagnosed with shingles each year. If you have had chickenpox, the virus, varicella-zoster remains in your body in a dormant state and could resurface anytime in your life with violent rashes, fluid-filled blisters, accompanied by severe pain. Even young children can get shingles. But, the risk of shingles increases among older people. Shingles is an infection, caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) – the same virus that caused chickenpox in your childhood. It starts with a sharp pain on one side of the body, accompanied by fever, followed soon after by red, fluid-filled blisters that resemble chickenpox. These blisters usually dry up with a week or so. But if you scratch them (because they’re mighty itchy), they reappear with a vengeance. Shingles, or Herpes Zoster, as it’s also called, may also cause chills, headaches, muscle cramps, and fatigue. In rare cases, the infection may spread to the eye(s), ear(s), as well as lead to other bacterial infections, which you must address immediately to prevent further medical complications. Contagious or Not? While most tend to suffer from such an episode only once in their lifetime, others may contract this disease more than once. Shingles isn’t particularly contagious, but the varicella-zoster virus may get transmitted to someone who has never had chickenpox before.…
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