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2012-07-06 06:49:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by inflammation of the skin, usually after someone has had chickenpox. Shingles is more detrimental to the elderly, and can lead to further complications. Although some have suggested that patients receiving medication for immune-mediated diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis may be at increased risk of herpes zoster (HZ; shingles) shortly after receipt of the vaccine, an analysis that included nearly 20,000...

2012-07-04 23:17:19

Although some have suggested that patients receiving medication for immune-mediated diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis may be at increased risk of herpes zoster (HZ; shingles) shortly after receipt of the vaccine, an analysis that included nearly 20,000 vaccinated Medicare beneficiaries finds that the live zoster vaccine is not associated with an increased risk of HZ shortly after vaccination in patients currently treated with biologics, and that it is associated with a...

2012-06-28 23:00:33

Vygone has introduced a new Inhibitor Zapper that can effectively and safely remove Molluscum lesions and herpes viruses related blisters in a safe way SPRINGVILLE, UTAH (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Molluscum Contagiosum sounds like a completely Latinate phrase but the virus molluscum attacks a lot of people. This virus belongs to the same family of viruses that cause chickenpox, and that is why lesions caused by Molluscum may look similar to chickenpox blisters. However, Molluscum blisters are...

2012-06-26 23:01:01

Cold sores, Warts, Shingles and Chickenpox are all caused by Herpes Virus. Vygone Inhibitor Zapper offers an effective solution to remove this virus and provide relief to the person affected by the nasty virus. SPRINGVILLE, UTAH (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 Skin problems like Cold Sores, Warts and Shingles are very common in young adults. These problems are caused by Herpes virus. The viral infection is accompanied by itchy blisters on various parts of the body of an affected individual. These...

2012-06-07 11:56:18

Results of a systematic review urge prophylactic treatment for those at risk Patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD) treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor medications (anti-TNFs) have a 75% greater risk of developing herpes zoster, or shingles, than patients treated with traditional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), according to a meta-analysis presented today at EULAR 2012, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism. "Anti-TNFs, such as...

2012-06-05 09:57:50

No urgent need to get vaccinated to prevent a second shingles episode People who have had an episode of herpes zoster, also known as shingles, face a relatively low short-term risk of developing shingles, according to a Kaiser Permanente Southern California study published online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. These findings suggest that among people with immune systems that have not been compromised, the risk of a second shingles episode is low. Researchers reviewed electronic...

Researchers Say Sunlight May Curb Spread Of Chickenpox
2011-12-20 06:02:16

According to a study published this week by scientists at the University of London, children who soak up more rays from the sun may actually be less likely to spread the virus associated with chickenpox. The results of the study were published in the scientific journal Virology and indicated that the UV rays in sunlight may serve to ℠deactivate´ the viruses on the surface of the skin, thus making it more difficult for the virus to spread to new hosts. Researchers compared...


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2011-01-24 12:56:26

Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...

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