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Old December 23rd, 2016, 01:58 PM
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shingles

DM has shingles - think poison ivy on steroids
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 02:45 PM
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Re: shingles

I'm sorry, snafu. I remember when my SM had them. Is it a compromised immune system? Has everyone else living with you had the chicken pox (or vaccination)?

Were your siblings planning to come visit her for Christmas?
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 03:30 PM
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Re: shingles

Because of the anti-rejection meds her immune system is compromised. Neither of my sibs were planning on coming, however DH's entire family was coming on the 26th ....we may be meeting elsewhere, and leave DM at home.

She's not breaking out as bad, but it's still spreading 😱. If it gets to her face we're going to the doctor.
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 03:31 PM
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Re: shingles

Orginally her Dr just called meds into the pharmacy for her.
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Re: shingles

Did the doctor examine your mom before calling in the prescription?
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Re: shingles

No, and she's had shingles one other time.
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Re: shingles

DM is much better now
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Re: shingles

oooh, oooh these thing scare me so.

I know of two people: sister when she was 35 yo and possibly the ex's dad -at 98 yo, which put him in the hospital. RIP.

I learned some things about Herpes/chickenpox/shingles/etc and it might be wise to be sure your arginine and lysine ratios are close. With LYSINE being the better and arginine: THE DEVIL.

Some foods: NUTS, chocolate, cola, beer, grain cereals, chicken soup, gelatin, seeds, nuts (especially peanuts), and peas. Coconut MEATS. Almond FLOUR. Coconut oil is fine

I have my lysine. I take a little in the am, with high vitamin C.


I have also read that topical coconut oil is helpful to reduce pain of these awful things.
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