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Could It Be Flu?

Could It Be Flu?

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Having just experienced the influenza virus, I can vouch for its intensity.  For over nine days I have had fever, cough, body aches, chills, headache and fatigue.  When I finally went to my physician, my blood oxygen levels were below normal.  And I’m still trying to clear my brain from the “peach fuzz.” The influenza virus is...

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Chicken Pox Again? No, It’s Shingles

Chicken Pox Again?  No, It’s Shingles

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

If you have had chicken pox,  you might get shingles later in life.  Shingles is caused by the herpes zoster virus (also called the varicella zoster virus).  After you have had chicken pox, the zoster virus stays in your body and lying dormant.  For 1 in 3 people in the US, the virus activates and causes shingles. The symptoms of shingles are pain,...

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