19 Apr Herpes Zoster Treatment
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in three Americans will develop shingles during their lifetime — and with so many painful symptoms, many of them will try and seek out a herpes zoster treatment. This painful skin rash can be very noticeable and embarrassing and often leads infected individuals to avoid stepping outdoors.
Herpes zoster is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV) that’s initial infection leads to chickenpox. After the short-lived chickenpox outbreak has disappeared, the virus remains dormant in the body and can result in a herpes zoster outbreak later on.
Former president of the Phillippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, attended a court hearing last week despite her herpes zoster outbreak and news of her condition quickly spread across news headlines. Herpes zoster can be very noticeable and may cause burning, itchiness, numbness, headache, fever and more.
Prevent Shingles Outbreaks with a Herpes Zoster Treatment
Last week, the medical condition of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo made headlines among networks of media as she opted to appear before the court for her arraignment at the Sandiganbayan Wednesday morning.
According to Arroyo’s doctors, she had been diagnosed with shingles, a contagious medical disease.
“Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a disease that causes a painful skin rash,” explains the Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC).
“Being a viral disease, shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV) and people may get this similar virus once they have an episode of chicken pox,” shares an online health encyclopedia.
Medical experts claim that VZV may actually become inactive in the body after an episode of infection for many years even decades. They maintain that these viruses may reside on certain parts of the nervous system like the cranial nerves and autonomic ganglion without causing any symptoms at all.
“Among its earliest symptoms are headache, fever and body weakness. They are then followed by sensations of burning pain, itchiness, hypersensitivity and feelings of numbness. Furthermore, the pain may be described as stinging, tingling, numbing or throbbing and can be interspersed with quick stabs of agonizing pain,” explains a medical encyclopedia.
“Affected persons complain of sharp, burning pain that often occurs in response to nonnoxious stimuli. Even the slightest pressure of clothing and bed sheets may elicit pain,” explains Dr. Carol Porth, a nurse pathophysiologist.”
By taking advantage of a herpes zoster treatment, you can strengthen your immune system and reduce the chance that an outbreak will occur. Herpes zoster is very contagious and also extremely painful.
If you broke out with a herpes zoster infection would you stay indoors to avoid being seen? Has a herpes treatment prevented you from suffering a herpes zoster outbreak? Like us on Facebook and let us know!