What you need to know about Shingles

by Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy
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A painful skin rash caused by the Varicella zoster virus is called Shingles. This Skin Rash usually appears in a strip, a band or a small area on one side of the body or face. This skin rash is also called herpes zoster.

What you need to know about Shingles

Shingles are seen in your body when the virus that causes chickenpox starts up again in you. After you recover from Chickenpox this virus sometimes remains in your body and wake ups when your immune system gets week due to stress, disease, or aging. Intake of some medicines can also generate the virus to wake up. When this virus gets active it can’t cause chickenpox but causes Shingles.

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Till date it is not clear that why did skin rash occurs. Most importantly this skin rash can transmit to you from a person who has this disease. But if you have got the chickenpox vaccine or had chickenpox in past then you are totally safe from this skin rash, it will not transmit to you from the effected person.


Do you want to know the symptoms of this disease? If yes, here are the symptoms of this disease:

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The symptoms of this skin rash happens in stages,

You can be getting sensitive to light or may have a headache.

Sometimes you may feel that you have got flue but not fever.

Later, you can feel tingling, pain or itching in some area.

After sometimes these rashes changes into collection of blisters. Then these blisters fill with liquid and crust over. These blisters need 2 to 3 weeks to cure and sometimes it leaves scars.

Sometimes you can feel very weak, or could get pain or rash in your face for long time. Or you can get a spreading rash on your face. If you observe any symptom of this kind then immediately concern your doctor.

Now, comes about the treatment of this disease.

These skin rashes can be treated with certain medicines like antiviral and pain-killer medicines. This disease can be treated less painfully by intake of antiviral medicines.
These antiviral medicines also cure this skin rash faster than any other medicine available in the market.

If you are suffering with this skin rash then, take your medicines as prescribed by the doctor. Sometimes you may get pain in certain places, then don’t bother about that just say it to your doctor about it. He/she will definitely prescribe you pain-killer medicines for that.

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Bob Carlton December 18, 2014 - 10:40 am

There are still natural remedies that could cure this Shingles. That is really good in ridding those annoying and painful skin rash. People should try baths with oatmeal, it will reduce the itchiness and also the calamine lotion. Those stuffs are really a good way.

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