Shingles

Kitchen Shrink: Hit the roof with shingles? Foods to fend off the virus

Kitchen Shrink: Hit the roof with shingles? Foods to fend off the virus

KITCHEN SHRINK:

I was recently stricken with shingles , the debilitating and excruciatingly painful virus that appears as a blistering rash on one side of the body (or even the face) that sometimes transforms into a maddening itch when it heals. The sneaky disease is actually caused by the reactivation of the Varicella Zoster virus that remains dormant in the body after the recovery of chickenpox. The sleeping virus is suddenly awakened by a jolt of stress or other triggering factor, usually when the immune system is depressed.

Most adults over age 50 have contracted chickenpox, and one in three can expect to develop shingles within their lifetime....

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