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Sunday, April 11, 2010

What is Shingles (Chinese called it Snake Disease) ?



[Extracted from emedicinehealth's blog]

An acute infection caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same virus as causes chickenpox. Shingles is most common after the age of 50 and the risk rises with advancing age. Shingles occurs because of exposure to chickenpox or reactivation of the herpes zoster virus. The virus remains latent (dormant) in nerve roots for many years following chickenpox.

Shingles is an extraordinarily painful condition that involves inflammation of sensory nerves. It causes numbness, itching or pain followed by the appearance of clusters of littles blisters in a strip pattern on one side of the body. The pain can persist for weeks, months or years after the rash heals and is then known as post-herpetic neuralgia.

People with shingles are contagious to persons who have not had chickenpox and can catch chickenpox from close contact with a person who has shingles. Treatment includes antiviral medication and pain medication.

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The Chinese called this type of skin disease as 'Snake', as they believe this group of blister-like formation will move and attract each other to meet at a point. Many believe that once it meets, it means deadly or life threatening.

Some patients with such condition, often seek the assistance from an experienced Physician to 'locate' the eyes of the snake and then, prick them by using a heated-needles, or the tip of a lighted joss-stick. There will be a mini pop-sound signifying that the 'eyes of the snake' have been burst. Once the 'snake is blinded', it is believe the pain will subside and then, the whole patch will soon dry up and cured.

Believe it or not, its up to you !

12 comments:

Mew626 said...

I had that disease, went for that exact treatment, and it worked for me. Don't make biased and unstudied remarks so easily, you'll only be at a loss!

Anonymous said...

I'm experiencing it now, almost 2 weeks after fever and about 10 days with 1 blister and some small ones that cried up before turning to blisters.its not that painful but I feel so lethargic for 2 weeks.recovered from grogginess after few days where I could barely standup. The feelings of tiredness and lethargy is horrible.

MDM OOI said...

IF YOU STAY IN PENANG THERE IS ONE CHINESE MEDICAL SHOP WHO IS SPECIALISE IN TREATING THIS SNAKE SKIN DISEASE. MR.LEE IS THE 3RD GENERATIONS IN THE FAMILY WHO HAVE SPECIAL FAMILY OWN MEDICINE CAN CURE FOR SNAKE SKIN DISEASE. BURNING THE HEAD AND TAIL IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KILL THE SNAKE SKIN DISEASE FROM SPRADING. THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF SPECIAL LOTION TO APPLY ONE IS TO BURN AND FOR THE SKIN TO DRY. YOU CAN CONTACT MR.LEE AT KEDAI UBAT ENG CHYE NO.60-G-1, TAMAN SRI PERAK APARMENT, JALAN SLIM (OFF PERAK ROAD) 11600 PENANG. TEL : 6014-4405790 OR 604-42816013 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY HE CURE ME WITHIN 3 DAYS. I WAS IN SERIOUS CONDITIONS THE DISEASE HAVE GONE ROUND BUT AFTER TAKING HIS MEDICINE AND PANTANG FOR THE FOODS, BURNING, USING HIS 2 SPECIAL LOTION. I WAS HEAL. THANK YOU TO MR.LEE FOR HIS KINDNESS TO HEAL ME.

The Green Sanctuary said...

Thank you Mdm OOi

Your advice is a great help. Will take note of that !

Adrian Kok said...

anyone know where got doctor can cure shingles in KL?

sairam said...

Hi

I had the shingles and was treated by a chinese lady , she does this from home, she killed the eyes with needle, did had the pop sound too, I have cured since,but lately the point where the needle was pricked at the back, i am begining to have pain. can some one advice me how to stop the pain or it is post neuratic paint.

Do i need to cosult chinese physician on this. Please help.
thank you
lata

The Green Sanctuary said...

Dear Lata

Yes .. that was the usual manner, how a Chinese Sinseh would do it. Glad to hear that you are fine now.

As for the pain .. there should be nothing alarming. As a consolation, you can always see the same sinseh again and he/she should be able to tell you the 'reason'. If you see others, they will possible give you a wrong answer.

Anonymous said...

May I ask that during the treatment were you told to refrain from eating certain type of food like chicken and egg?

Anonymous said...

Specialising in Curing Skin Diseases
(KNOWN IN CHINESE AS "SNAKE")
address :Block 8,No.8.01
Lorong 5/125,Desa Petaling
Kuala Lumpur.
03-9057 4924
016-609 2676

Hamber Loi said...

Feel free to bypass the information in Italics below if you find it a little boring or too much information and move on to the main. I did think of your sensibilities and not include any photos but be prepared if you click the links. Clicking on the schematic diagram to the left give a little more information about the progression of a course of shingles. Shingle cure

Hamber Loi said...

Feel free to bypass the information in Italics below if you find it a little boring or too much information and move on to the main. I did think of your sensibilities and not include any photos but be prepared if you click the links. Clicking on the schematic diagram to the left give a little more information about the progression of a course of shingles. Shingle cure

caiping said...

Hi. I'm from KL and my dad currently experiencing the snake disease on his right face. Is there any branch in kl? My dad was painful and I'm sad to see him in such conditions. Do appreciate if you can share with me the pantang too. Tq