Anyone ever have this disease?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by angelgodiva, May 26, 2004.

  1. angelgodiva

    angelgodiva Senior Member

    Bob has shingles. It's a reawakening of the virus that causes chicken pox, and it breaks out halfway around the waist and causes burning pain.
    Anyone here ever have it?
  2. honeyhannah

    honeyhannah herbuhslovuh

    I was told I had it when I was younger, but I personally don't remember. Sorry I don't really know anything about it.
  3. angelgodiva

    angelgodiva Senior Member

    The virus used to be called Herpes Zoster, but now it's almost always called Varicella.
    He seems to be in quite a bit of pain and is on antibiotics and painkillers.
  4. FireQuint

    FireQuint Member

    I have the 'dropped on head' disease
  5. Enonemouse

    Enonemouse Happy Wanderer

    I personally have never had shingles but my friend when we lived in Gemany's husband did and he was in some serious pain and he couldn't stop scratching and now has some really nasty scars. So what ever he does don't let hm scratch!!!

    Love & Best Wishes
  6. Fractual_

    Fractual_ cosmos factory

    my mom says i have that one too
  7. StellaBlue

    StellaBlue Senior Member

    I've heard of it, my maternial grandfather had it. Don't know much about it though, sorry.

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