Herpes Zoster

One’s first encounter with the herpes zoster virus is usually childhood chicken pox. Later in life, the virus may reactivate, causing a characteristic rash of small blisters, frequently on the chest or forehead, which form crusts and may leave scars. This second encounter with the virus is commonly known as shingles.

Unlike chicken pox, shingles is usually quite painful. Although this disease often occurs in normal, healthy people, it occurs more frequently in elderly or immune-compromised individuals.

It is important to see an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) when herpes zoster occurs on the face, because the virus can invade the eye. An ophthalmologist looks for elevated pressure in the eye, inflammation inside the eye, and herpes zoster lesions on the surface of the eye. All of these problems can be treated, but they are sometimes difficult to manage. Careful treatment and follow up are required. Today, new oral antiviral medications are providing shingles patients with a quicker, more complete recovery.

(c) 2007 The American Academy of Ophthalmology

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This post was written by Rob Schertzer

One comment on “Herpes Zoster
  1. Steffanie Zukas says:

    I’m 37 years old and I contracted the virus in 2009. I did get bad outbreaks for a while, and used to take valtrax. I couldn’t tolerate valtrax, so i stopped it however I was having outbreaks every couple months. VERY PAINFUL. Few months ago I decided to start looking for the herpes cure, bc I am absolutely sure there is one somewhere in this world. I found out about zeolite (which i tried but didn’t work for me) and the H2O2 protocol (taking 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide for 4 weeks, according to people claiming their results came back negative). I was able to ingest it only for 13 days of that because h2o2 taste was making me sick.

    So needless to say, that did not help either. As of the past 3 months, however, I’ve been following this herpes treatment: https://herpesviridaes3signs.wordpress.com/pwnl/ , and that stopped all outbreaks completely! To my greatest surprise I was cured completely by following this program. Don’t lose hope because it will also work for you.