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Emu oil and zona (shingles)


What is zona?

Zona, also known as shingles, is caused by the varicella zoster virus, often caught during childhood. The virus remains in the body, particularly in lymph nodes and the roots of nerves. Symptoms can appear years after the initial infection, becoming reactivated and spreading throughout the body along the nerve fibers.

What are the symptoms of zona?

Warning signs of zona include: pain, itching, tingling, numbness, burning sensations and light fever. Then, rashes form: small vesicles along the sensory nerve dry up and form crusts a few days later. This cycle generally lasts between two and four weeks. The regions most afflicted by zona are the thorax, back, buttocks and neck. Approximately 20% of North Americans will develop zona at one point in their lives.


What are the risk factors?

As is the case with many infections, people with fragile immune systems are most likely to develop zona, such as people over 50, immunocompromised, afflicted with infectious diseases or undergoing medical treatments. Adults that have come into contact with children with chicken pox benefit from better protection against zona.


How can I treat zona?

Once you have contracted the virus, the following measures can be recommended by health professionals:

  • Take antiviral medication during the first three days of the infection
  • Use a dermatological soap
  • Apply local antiseptics
  • Use analgesics to diminish pain
  • Keep the infected areas clean and dry


Emu oil is renowned for reducing the burning sensations caused by zona

Despite various treatments prescribed with traditional medicine, most people with zona continue to suffer from major burning sensations. Applying emu oil on the areas affected by zona is known to reduce the burning sensations. The earlier emu oil is applied, the more effective it will be. For best results, replace your soaps with our hydrating cleanser made from emu oil, called Pure Softness. Remember, using emu oil is not risky as it is 100% natural.


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Sources, excluding the last paragraph:
Passport Santé Canoë Santé et  Santé Médecine


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On Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 13:20 Priscille Ouellet say's:

Bonjour moi j'ai le zona depuis 7 semaines la plaies je l'est en dessous du sein droit j'aimerais savoir si je peut me servir l'huile d'émeu vue que mes plaies son sèche je n'est pas de gales les régions son toujours propre et je les protège avec un chandail pour le garder propre et sèche je vous remercie de me répondre si c'est possible si je peut prendre de l'huile d'émeu vue que je n'est plus de gales merci beaucoup bonne journée

On Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 13:57 ÉMEUCHARLEVOIX say's:

Bonjour Mme Ouellet, En effet nous vous suggérons fortement l'huile d'émeu même si vous n'avez pas commencé à cicatriser. En fait, nous vous recommandons d'utiliser l'huile d'émeu durant les crises de zona, pour aider à apaiser les sensations de brûlure, et après les crises pour aider la peau à cicatriser et se régénérer. Dans un premier temps, nous vous suggérons d'en appliquer 3 à 4 fois par jour (quelques gouttes) et de faire pénétrer doucement. Ensuite, utilisez l'huile au besoin durant les périodes de crise. N'oubliez pas de toujours vous laver les mains avant d'appliquer l'huile d'émeu. Merci et n'hésitez pas si vous avez d'autres questions.


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