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Herpes zoster

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What is herpes zoster?
What is herpes zoster?
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Herpes zoster is one of the common skin conditions, especially among the elderly, as the infection often results from a weak immune system that increases with age, as it is considered a reactivation of a previous viral infection, which causes painful blisters that often appear on the trunk, hence It got its name from herpes zoster.
What is herpes zoster?
What is herpes zoster?
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Shingles is a viral infection that causes the appearance of a rash in the form of severely painful blisters that have a zonal distribution. It often appears on the trunk, but it may appear in other parts of the body as well. It expresses a reactivation of a previous herpes infection, which is often in childhood.
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People exposed to herpes zoster

At Excellage Clinic, we educate patients about the risk of people getting herpes zoster, including:

  • People with a weakened immune system (such as people with cancer, HIV, organ transplant recipients, or those receiving chemotherapy).
  • Persons over the age of fifty.
  • People who have been sick previously, especially a previous viral infection.
  • People who have undergone psychological trauma or emotional distress.
  • People under stress in their daily lives, where anxiety weakens the immune system.
Symptoms of herpes zoster
  • fever.
  • Chills.
  • Headache.
  • Feeling tired.
  • sensitivity to light.
  • Stomach disorders.

Other signs and symptoms that appear a few days after the onset of early symptoms include:

  • An itching, tingling or burning sensation in an area of ​​your skin.
  • Redness of the skin in the affected area.
  • A raised rash in a small area of ​​the skin.
  • Fluid-filled blisters that open and then drain.
  • Mild to severe pain in the affected skin area.
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Here are some questions and answers that will help you know

Can herpes zoster infection recur?

The sure answer is, yes!

The herpes zoster infection can recur, whenever the absolute factors come together, but it is possible that the infection does not recur in the same place, and this is what we see in our patients at the Excellage Clinic


How long does it take to recover from herpes zoster?

The rash needs from 3 to 5 weeks until the second recovery from herpes zoster, and it depends on the disappearance of the rash with it, and the person may need strong analgesics to get rid of the associated pain, which is often severe and accompanied by an accompanying burning sensation.


Is herpes zoster contagious?

Herpes zoster is contagious, meaning that direct contact with the secretions of the blisters is what may carry the virus and predispose to infection, so care must be taken when dealing with the personal items of a person with shingles.


How long will you be contagious if you have shingles?

If you have shingles, you are contagious until the rash dries up and crusts, so we at the Excellage Clinic recommend that you observe the rules of personal hygiene and do not use any of the items of a person with shingles.



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