Hemiplegia (Latin. Herpes zoster) is a very painful, red rash appearing on the body in characteristic places, usually along nerves. And although it would appear to be a dermatological disease by virtue of the rash that appears, nothing could be further from the truth. It is in fact a viral disease. Is the applied CBD oil for shingles is able to bring relief to the patient? This is discussed below.
Shingles - causes and symptoms
Shingles is a disease caused by the same virus (VZV) that is responsible for chickenpox. It affects the same people who have had chickenpox in the past. The cause lies in the virus itself, which already remains in the body forever in the form of dormant nerve cells. It becomes active when immunity drops significantly, precisely causing herpes. A painful rash and blisters then appear on the body.
Shingles is basically a disease of adults. When symptoms appear, it is a good idea to see a doctor.
The symptom in the first stage of the development of the infection is the appearance of pain of a different nature in an area of the body called the dermatome (dermatome - an area of skin that is sensorially supplied by a single spinal nerve). The pain is usually accompanied by itching of the skin, numbness and tingling sensations. This is often accompanied by a general malaise, headache and raised temperature.
A few days pass and an itchy rash begins to appear in these painful areas. It is confusingly similar to that which reveals itself during the passing of chickenpox. These are red spots, often accompanied by papules and vesicles with serous fluid. When the vesicles burst, painful erosions and ulcerations appear in these areas. The next stage is the appearance of scabs, which, when they fall off, leave shallow scars and discolouration on the skin.
During this time, the patient still feels broken and weak. He has subfebrile states or even fever.
The disease is most often located in the trunk area, when the virus paralyses the nerves that come out of the thoracic spine, and also on the head and face when it attacks the cranial nerves. Very rarely, but occasionally, hemiplegia appears on the limbs.
Shingles is not contagious either before the rash appears or when it is already present on the body.
CBD oil for hemiplegia
Both scientific studies and feedback from patients taking CBD oils They say that their use, whether oral or topical, has an effect on pain, significantly reducing it or eliminating it altogether.
The dosage of CBD oil is important. You start with small doses and gradually increase them. It is worth mentioning here that an overdose of cannabidiol is unlikely. If, on the other hand, side effects occur (drowsiness, dry mouth, diarrhoea), simply reduce the dose and increase it again gradually. CBD oils used orally are applied sublingually.
CBD oils (but also ointments) can also be applied topically, which should alleviate pain. Wounds that develop after blisters should also heal more quickly.
The use of CBD oils is becoming very popular. No wonder, the properties of cannabidiol are extremely versatile and are able to provide relief when conventional methods fail. However, remember to use them under the supervision of a doctor if you are taking medication. The reason is that CBD can alter their metabolism and cause them to either speed up their absorption or delay it.
- „Półpasiec” – https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%B3%C5%82pasiec
- "Dermatome" - https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatomy
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