Shingles is something many people don’t think could ever happen to them. Many choose to miss the vaccinations and since the disease isn’t fatal, they don’t think it would be that big of a deal to have but it’s not something that can be cured. Once you have it. You have it.
For this very reason and because we have received many questions about it lately, we thought we would talk to you about some of the newest technologies that are helping those who are suffering from shingles. We know how tough it can be but wanted to make sure you know that there is hope and that you will get through this as so many others have been for years.
Thank NASA for Early Detection of Shingles
While NASA seems like a very unlikely source of information regarding shingles, they are actually to thank for the ability to detect the changes in your body’s immune system earlier than ever. Earlier detection means less time you are going to be in pain and more time you can focus on how to fight the disease and get better. This detection is possible so early that most people are able to begin treatment before any pain occurs and this also means the long-term harm is far less than ever before. What we like most about this new PCR technology is the fact that all it requires is a small sample of saliva so it’s nothing you need to fear because we know so many people are fearful of going to the doctor and this is why so many cases go untreated. We would hate to see anyone else suffering unnecessarily.
Keep in mind, anyone who has ever had chicken pox already has the shingles virus in them. This means, it’s best to keep your eye on things and visit your doctor regularly so you can catch any bodily changes before they go too far.
More Options Than Ever Before
Thanks to not only technology but medical studies, there are more medications to help you fight shingles than ever before. Two of the most commonly used are called Famvir and Valtrex. These go great alongside a strong pain medication. The toughest thing about this disease is in fact the pain so that’s something you need to fight head on.
As long as you catch the problem early on, you are probably not going to have to worry about any pain. The bad thing about late detection is not only the unbearable pain that you are going to experience but there can also be quite a bit of scarring and even if that’s not present you can at the very least have permanent discoloration of the skin.
Take Care of Yourself
While we know going to the doctor isn’t exactly something we enjoy, it’s an important part of our lives. Get checked up on a regular basis and you aren’t going to have to worry about the possible outcomes.
Joe Cole runs a NGO making people aware of different diseases. He’s also an avid blogger. He also promotes Natural Medicine Adelaide, a natural way of curing sicknesses.