A 33-year-old member asked:
i am searching for another cure for shingles. no drugs or steroids please?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Pox Virus None exist: Shingles: recurrence of pox virus, hiding out, decades, within spinal nerve cells, then reproducing; the reason for the classic nerve dermatome distribution. Virus not living cell, just snipits of dna/rna with protein shell, thus no antibiotics exist; cannot kill something not alive to begin with. Most effective: adequate immunity to stop breakout. Vaccine helps prevent; early antiviral may help.
Answered on Jan 27, 2014
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
$15 per month