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09-30-2016, 10:03 PM #811
MadameConcorde Member
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It seems shingles is a virus related to chickenpox, it is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus.

Some profiles being more sensitive to it than others.

Shingles or reactivation of the varicella virus

Shingles is a viral infectious disease caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus, occurring in a person who has had chickenpox. The rash is often the intercostal (in the chest), but shingles can reach other parts of the body. It heals, usually in 2 to 3 weeks but complications are possible, especially in the elderly or immunocompromised individuals.
What is shingles?

Shingles is a viral infectious disease caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus from the family of herpes viruses, occurring long after chickenpox.

After healing of chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus (varicella-zoster virus: VZV) stays "asleep" at the root of nerves in nerve ganglia.
Years later, it can reactivate and cause the onset of shingles. The virus multiplies at a nerve ganglion and along the nerve fibers to cause skin rash or painful mucosa in the territory innervated by these fibers. This node corresponds to the area where the rash of chickenpox was particularly intense: it is generally the trunk, and then comes the head.

Shingles can affect different body parts:

about half the time, thorax (intercostal zoster);
thoracolumbar region;
the lower abdomen with possible damage to the genitals;
the neck ;
the face.

Shingles is most common after age 50.

Symptoms of shingles intercostal: pain and rash on one side

For 1 to 3 days, or a week, pain and burning sensations are felt unilateral (one side of the chest) before the rash of shingles is manifested.
Ganglia are often palpable in the armpit on the same side.

A few days later, the rash appears on the area innervated by nerve fibers affected the eruption is localized on one side of the body in contrast to that of varicella which extends over the entire body. In the intercostal zoster, vesicles form a band extending from the spine towards the lateral region of the thorax, on one side.

How is shingles?

Nearly 90% of shingles heal without sequelae in two or three weeks and the subsequent occurrence of another episode of shingles is uncommon.
However, some complications may occur:

persistent pain that can last more than six months (post-herpetic neuralgia), mostly occurring in the elderly;
secondary bacterial infection of wounds;
an extension on several areas of the body in case of immunosuppression.

Source

Collège national des enseignants de dermatologie. Infections de l'enfant et de l'adulte immunocompétents : varicelle et zona. Site internet : campus de dermatologie de l'université médicale virtuelle francophone. Nantes (France) ; 2010 [consulté le 12 février 2016]
Laurent R. Varicelle - Zona. EMC - AKOS (Traité de médecine) 2005:1-6 [Article 2-0698].

Source: French State Health Insurance website:
http://www.ameli-sante.fr/zona/le-zona-o...celle.html
09-30-2016, 10:31 PM #812
Arcturian Member
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I bet I know what this is - that first dose of chemo slammed your immune system, that is why you got this virus.
10-01-2016, 10:55 AM #813
MadameConcorde Member
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Nigel has not posted anything the last couple of days.

Nigel, I hope you are OK. Please update us with the latest news on your condition.

None of us are happy to see you in such pain.

I always worry you might have crossed to the other side.
10-01-2016, 07:38 PM #814
Crystaleena Member
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He posted on his Twitter account yesterday. He is fine.
https://mobile.twitter.com/nigellondon2014
10-01-2016, 09:45 PM #815
MadameConcorde Member
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(10-01-2016, 07:38 PM)Crystaleena Wrote:  He posted on his Twitter account yesterday. He is fine.
https://mobile.twitter.com/nigellondon2014

This is reassuring.
Thank you.
10-01-2016, 09:45 PM #816
The Survivor Truthtard
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Sorry I have not been on top of my posting recently. Just to let you all know the current status. I was readmitted in hospital yesterday.
Yesterday was the chance to be silly where I live. They had a fancy dress party and a barbecue. lol.gif

As to my status.

Platelets are at 320,000
Sodium level is 22
Hopefully this will stabilize more in the sodium and then I will be fine.

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


https://twitter.com/NigelLondon2014

10-01-2016, 10:01 PM #817
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Hey man, good to see you. Everybody gets anxious when you don't post regularly whew.gif

cheers.gif
10-01-2016, 10:55 PM #818
Little L Member
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Hi Nigel,
I hope you are doing OK.
I'm trying to look into some sources for a bit more oil for you - can't really elaborate for obvious reasons but I am hopeful. X

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10-02-2016, 12:24 AM #819
S27 <3
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(10-01-2016, 09:45 PM)The Survivor Wrote:  Sorry I have not been on top of my posting recently. Just to let you all know the current status. I was readmitted in hospital yesterday.
Yesterday was the chance to be silly where I live. They had a fancy dress party and a barbecue. lol.gif

As to my status.

Platelets are at 320,000
Sodium level is 22
Hopefully this will stabilize more in the sodium and then I will be fine.

Oh I hope you had some fun Nigel! : )

Your platelets are excellent! How is the pain/swelling today?

hug.gif
10-02-2016, 02:26 PM #820
The Survivor Truthtard
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I am not feeling too bad today. Just my energy levels are very low.

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


https://twitter.com/NigelLondon2014

10-02-2016, 02:34 PM #821
The Survivor Truthtard
Posts:5,013 Threads:522 Joined:Sep 2012
(10-02-2016, 12:24 AM)S27 Wrote:  
(10-01-2016, 09:45 PM)The Survivor Wrote:  Sorry I have not been on top of my posting recently. Just to let you all know the current status. I was readmitted in hospital yesterday.
Yesterday was the chance to be silly where I live. They had a fancy dress party and a barbecue. lol.gif

As to my status.

Platelets are at 320,000
Sodium level is 22
Hopefully this will stabilize more in the sodium and then I will be fine.

Oh I hope you had some fun Nigel! : )

Your platelets are excellent! How is the pain/swelling today?

hug.gif

I am please with platelets and sodium levels.

The swelling is very slightly down compared to what it has been. The pain, noproblem change there can be just as bad.

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


https://twitter.com/NigelLondon2014

10-02-2016, 02:51 PM #822
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I was glad to read your good news, Nigel...except for the swelling not subsiding as much as we all would like it to. If it is shingles, doesn't it last quite a long time?
10-02-2016, 03:25 PM #823
The Survivor Truthtard
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(10-02-2016, 02:51 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I was glad to read your good news, Nigel...except for the swelling not subsiding as much as we all would like it to. If it is shingles, doesn't it last quite a long time?

Yes it can last a long time. What is worrying me is I now have a new rash starting to develop on the right foot. It is developing in their same way as that did on the left! What's gonna happen if it turns out exactly the same ? Then I will be in a mess.

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


https://twitter.com/NigelLondon2014

10-02-2016, 03:27 PM #824
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(10-02-2016, 03:25 PM)The Survivor Wrote:  
(10-02-2016, 02:51 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I was glad to read your good news, Nigel...except for the swelling not subsiding as much as we all would like it to. If it is shingles, doesn't it last quite a long time?

Yes it can last a long time. What is worrying me is I now have a new rash starting to develop on the right foot. It is developing in their same way as that did on the left! What's gonna happen if it turns out exactly the same ? Then I will be in a mess.

I don't know much about shingles and if it continues to break-out and travel around the body. But I did have chickenpocks, and I don't recall it travelling around and breaking out over and over again. If it doesn't, then wouldn't that tell us that it is likely not shingles?
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10-02-2016, 03:29 PM #825
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(10-02-2016, 03:25 PM)The Survivor Wrote:  
(10-02-2016, 02:51 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I was glad to read your good news, Nigel...except for the swelling not subsiding as much as we all would like it to. If it is shingles, doesn't it last quite a long time?

Yes it can last a long time. What is worrying me is I now have a new rash starting to develop on the right foot. It is developing in their same way as that did on the left! What's gonna happen if it turns out exactly the same ? Then I will be in a mess.

Shingles does not spread like that, I have mentioned twice that you should ask about vasculitis and it's been ignored....look it up!



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