I cant believe your boss told your co-workers not to tell you
that is so incredibly off.
all is ok with you
Shingles is treated with anti virals such as zovirax
Acyclovir is an antiviral drug, a synthetic nucleoside analogue, that has inhibitory activity (interferes with viral replication) against the herpes viruses, including herpes simplex 1 and 2 (cold sores and genital herpes), varicella-zoster (shingles and chickenpox), and Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis). Viruses take over living cells and reproduce themselves, often at the expense of the host cell. The acyclovir is converted to an active form by the virus itself, and the virus then uses the active form of acyclovir rather than the nucleoside it normally uses to manufacture DNA, a critical component of viral replication. Incorporation of active acyclovir into new viral DNA stops the production of the DNA. Virally infected cells absorb more acyclovir than normal cells and convert more of it to the active form, which prolongs its antiviral activity. The FDA approved acyclovir in March 1982.
Yeah last time I had it (I'm one of the crazies who has managed to get it twice) I had antivirals then penicillin for the infection.
Its the nerve pain from singles that makes it so debilitating I've nursed patients who have been on high doses of narcotics and had the pain for 12+ months. I will be getting ky vaccination for that I never want to get it from work now I have a bub to think of and was hard nursing patients when preggas.
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