Provides relief from skin irritation, itching, burning and sensitivity associated with chickenpox.
PoxClin Shingles is a bodymousse formulated to ease symptoms of shingles.
Shingles is very common. Fifty percent of all people will have had shingles by the time they are 80. While it occurs in people of all ages, it is most common when you get older. Approximately one out of every three people 60 years+ will get shingles.
Shingles (also known as varicella-zoster) is a skin disease caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus. It is distinctive as it affects only one side of the body, most commonly around the torso. The early signs of shingles usually advance in three stages: severe pain or tingling, possibly itchy rash, as well as blisters that look very much like chickenpox.
Shingles is caused by a virus called the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a successful recovery from chickenpox the virus still remaines inactive in the body. At a later stage in life, the virus can become active again in the shape of shingles. The reason for why it reactivates for some people and not others is unclear. It may be due to a weakened immunity to infections as it is much more common in older adults and people who have weak immune system.