[CH] epidermal epistle

Andie Paysinger (asenji@earthlink.net)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 19:11:40 +0000

You wrote:

  Shingles is caused by the herpes simplex virus, the same virus that
causes "cold sores" and/or "fever blisters" around the mouth.  My
is punished with these from time to time, and she does the following-

the gabacho chile picker             <<<boz>>>

Actually, shingles is caused by the herpes "zoster" virus.   and it only
appears in people who have had chickenpox.  the virus "hides" in the
spinal cord and for some unknow reason  will attack a paritcular nerve
which is why it only appears on one half of the body and follows the
nerve around from back to front but will not cross the midline.
At one time Vit. B-12 injections were given to alleviate some of the
pain, but it was minimal relief at best.
I have used the pepper cream and found that it does work.
I am cursed with herpes simplex - fever blisters,  and use L-Lysine. I
take 1500 mg a day all the time and when I feel one coming on I will
take up to 4000 mg a day.  It works for me  and has worked for a lot of
other people I have told about it since I learned about it back in
1974.  There was a clinical study done at UCLA that showed it worked in
90 % of the people who tried it.

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