HERPES ZOSTER

Herpes zoster is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox. After you get chickenpox, the virus remains inactive (becomes dormant) in certain nerves in the body.

Shingles occurs after the virus becomes active again in these nerves years later. The reason the virus suddenly become active again is not clear.

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Often only one attack occurs. Shingles may develop in any age group, but you are more likely to develop the condition if: You are older than 60. Your immune system is weakened by medications or disease. If an adult or child has direct contact with the shingles rash on someone and has not had chickenpox as a child or a chickenpox vaccine, they can develop chickenpox, rather than shingles.The first symptom is usually one-sided pain, tingling, or burning.

The pain and burning may be severe and is usually present before any rash appears. Red patches on the skin, followed by small blisters, form in most people. The blisters break, forming small ulcers that begin to dry and form crusts. The crusts fall off in 2 to 3 weeks. Scarring is rare. The rash usually involves a narrow area from the spine around to the front of the belly area or chest. The rash may involve face, eyes, mouth, and ears.

Additional symptoms may include: Abdominal pain, Chills, Difficulty moving some of the muscles in the face, Drooping eyelid (ptosis), Fever and chills, General ill-feeling, Genital lesions, Headache, Hearing loss, Joint pain, Loss of eye motion. Swollen glands (lymph nodes), Taste problems, Vision problems You may also have pain, muscle weakness, and a rash involving different parts of your face if shingles affects a nerve in your face.

A herpes zoster vaccine is available. It is different than the chickenpox vaccine. Older adults who receive the herpes zoster vaccine are less likely to have complications from shingles. Adults older than 60 should receive the herpes zoster vaccine as part of routine medical care.

In homoeopathy medicine like Mazerium, variolinum  are used for the treatment. The proper analysis of the case with the qualified homoeopathic physician will give the better results.