Definition of Shingles:

A severe infection caused by the Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV), affecting mainly adults.  It causes painful skin blisters that follow the underlying route of brain or spinal nerves infected by the virus.  Also know as herpes zoster.

Also: Herpes Zoster, Varicella Zoster, Varicella Zoster Virus, VZV, Zoster

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“An acute, highly infectious illness, principally of young children, caused by the chicken pox-herpes zoster virus and marked by fever and successive eruptions of clear blisters over the body...”

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...the condition
“...The herpes virus group includes a number of common infections, including herpes simplex, varicella-zoster (the cause of chicken pox and shingles), cytomegalovirus, herpesvirus 6, and Epstein-Barr (EB) virus (the cause of mononucleosis)...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...Common causes of enlarged lymph nodes (and their usual location) ... Herpes zoster / shingles (neck, armpit, or groin)...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...recommendation L-Arginine
“...Arginine is not recommended if you have diabetes, arthritis, cancer, shingles, herpes I (fever blisters, cold sores) or herpes II.”


...the condition
“...Some other causes for prolactin elevation, besides those listed below, include nipple stimulation, chest wall lesions (herpes zoster lesions, scars, pacemakers) and sexual stimulation.”

Multiple Myeloma

...the condition
“...the production of infection-fighting white blood cells, leading to reduced immunity and the possibility of frequent recurrent infections, such as bacterial pneumonia, urinary-tract infections, and shingles.  Much less frequent symptoms with multiple myeloma are related to complications that may occur with the disease...”

Nephrotic Syndrome

...the condition
“...(including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, lithium, and street heroine), allergic reactions (to insect stings, snake venom, and poison ivy), infections (malaria, various bacteria, hepatitis B, herpes zoster, and the virus which causes AIDS), and severe high blood pressure...”
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“...The causes of nerve pathology include ... Infectious as in shingles, diphtheria, polio, tetanus, or leprosy...”

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

...the condition
Shingles is an outbreak of a rash or blisters on the skin that may be associated with severe pain...”
...our question about Childhood chicken pox
“Anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk of developing shingles.”
...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“Some people with AIDS develop frequent and severe shingles; shingles is 9 times more likely to develop in those infected with HIV.”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“At the Center of Medical and Surgical Research in Havana, 15 adult patients suffering from herpes zoster were treated with injections of ozone/oxygen for a period of 15 days...”
...recommendation L-Lysine
“Lysine can speed the healing of shingles lesions...”

Weakened Immune System

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Shingles is also more common in people with weakened immune systems from HIV infection, chemotherapy or radiation treatment, transplant operations and stress.”
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