Each year, there are 1-3 cases per 1,000, and while that number seems small, it is a very uncomfortable and unsightly condition, so any relief is appreciated.
What are Shingles?
Shingles are an extremely irritating and form of called herpes zoster. The varicella-zoster that causes chickenpox during causes this condition. When the chickenpox passes, that virus remains in your and can manifest years later as . The virus tends to affect small sections of the body, and the can last for 2-4 weeks. However, shingles can be more dangerous than chickenpox because the large are prone to , particularly if they are opened.
The varicella-zoster virus tends to affect small sections of the body, and the rash can last for 2-4 weeks. The followingare experienced by sufferers:
- Sharp , , burning, and or
- Sensitivity to touch
- An angry, red rash that forms a few days after the pain
- -filled blisters that burst open and form scabs or
Some people might also experience:
It is very rare, but shingles can lead to, inflammation of the , encephalitis, or death. This may happen if the condition is left untreated, and the person has a weak system.
If the rash appears on the, additional symptoms may include:
- Difficulty moving the
- Loss of
- eye motion
- Problems with taste
- Vision problems
However, while there is not an immediate cure or a perfect solution to this virus, there are certain things you can do at home to lessen the severity of the condition, and make your term of illness slightly more comfortable.