Changing Mindsets for Better Wellbeing

Shingles – Series 4

Shingles – Series 4 (Preventions) The discomfort of having hot spicy pepper on your lips when having a spicy meal is somewhat bearable as it stops after a few minutes. Imagine the same burning pain on a larger area of your skin that persists for hours to days. That’s the kind of pain that comes […]

Shingles – Series 2 (Symptoms and diagnoses)

Shingles – Series 2 (Symptoms and diagnoses)       Last week, we started a series on shingles, a viral skin condition characterised by painful blisters affecting one side of the body. This article will focus on how the symptoms evolve and the diagnosis of the disease. Stages of Herpes Zoster Infection Typically, shingles occur […]


Shingles Shingles is a viral skin condition resulting from an infection with the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. Although the virus mentioned above can cause both shingles and chickenpox, the pattern of spread and symptoms are quite different. This article will focus on the causes, risk factors, and means of […]