Living with Shingles: New Hope for an Old Disease

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M. Evans, 1998 - Medical - 216 pages
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Twenty percent of the population is affected at some time during their lives by herpes zoster, also known as shingles. One of the few written sources available, LIVING WITH SHINGLES discusses who is at risk, obtaining an accurate diagnosis, regular and alternative treatment, pain and stress control, diet, ways to strengthen immune response, and more.

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Living with shingles: new hope for an old disease

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The common name for the herpes zoster infection is "shingles," from a Latin word meaning "belt," the skin under which can be a common site for the infection. Shingles results from a reactivation of ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
3
The VaricellaZoster Virus
23
How Shingles Is Treated
39
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Brian W. Blakley, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the Dizziness Clinic at Wayne State University Medical Center. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear. Mary-Ellen Siegel, M.S.W., is a lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine (Social Work) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. A psychotherapist in private practice, she is the author of several books on health, including The Cancer Patient's Handbook.

Williams is an editor and writer of educational materials.

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