so christmas is here again. and i got shingles. bummer. it's a form of herpes. eekk... i have herpes. can't believe i blogged that. hahahahahha...not.

"Rash, Pain and ItchingShingles (herpes zoster) is a viral disease caused by the same virus that is responsible for chicken pox. It usually strikes people in their 60s who had chicken pox as children. The virus causes pain in the area of the inflamed nerves, followed by a red rash with small fluid-filled blisters. The pain caused by inflammation of the nerves can continue long after the rash has cleared. The antiviral drug acyclovir can speed the healing of the rash and reduce inflammation of the nerve endings if treatment is started early."

now i'm looking up shingles online. it's supposed to hit senior citizens mostly! hmmmm...my body is being a wiseass.

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