Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Shingles | Herpes

Shingles and Herpes

Shingles is a reactivation of the herpes zoster virus (varicella-zoster virus). This same virus that causes chickenpox. The chickenpox virus (varicella) remains in a dormant state in the body in the root of nerves that control sensation.

When a person gets Shingles, it means that this virus is activated in the body and this virus then travels along a sensory nerve into the skin causing a painful rash known as shingles.

The pain is very accute and generally is also very sensitive to air, clothes etc. There are medicines available that will take care of this virus. An immediate doctors attention is very important for the persons sufferring from this.

Patients must take care of extra pre-cautions during this time and rest is very much recommended even after the pain is reduced to avoid PHN.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Cluster Headache Symptoms Pain Cure and Treatment

Cluster Headaches Symptoms, Pain, Cure and Treatment

Cluster headaches is intense one-sided pain centered by the eye or temple. The pain occurs periodically with different people suffering from this have a different cycles of this painful attack.

Typically these attacks lasts for more than an hour and may occur once or more within a day. Each attack period can be up to 2-3 weeks (there have been cases reported on web of an extended period of cluster attacks).

These occur mostly in men and may last upto 15-20 years. There is no straight forward cure for this even though different people try different things to see if anything works for them. I have seen people doing jogging, swimming jumping, screaming when they are in an attack.

Some people may prefer to stay calm and in slight dark place when this cluster attack occurs.For more information on this visit the wiki site and also subscribe to cluster head ache blogs and forums.

Here are some additional resources on Cluster Headaches

Cluster headache - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cluster headache is a neurological disease that involves, as its most prominent feature, an immense degree of pain. "Cluster" refers to the tendency of ...

Cluster headache - MayoClinic.com
Cluster headache | Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of this painful condition.

Cluster Headaches Worldwide Support Group
Cluster headaches and those that suffer, join the cluster headaches worldwide support group! This site is devoted completely and exclusively to those that ...

Medical information about cluster headaches
Cluster headache medical information. Fantastic information on possible causes, treatments and more!

Cluster Headaches -- familydoctor.org
Information about cluster headaches from the American Academy of Family Physicians.