One of the most painful kinds of rash that happens because of zoster virus is referred to as Shingles. It usually happens in older and weaker people with very poor immunity levels. The symptoms start off with a mild fever or body pain along with sensitivity to light. Then a rash develops that is very much painful and gradually turns into a group of blisters.
HOW IS SHINGLES DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a dermatologist who would check the rash and do a skin test if needed to confirm the infection.
HOW IS SHINGLES TREATED?
While there is no cure for Shingles, but doctors prescribe medication and antiviral drugs to speed the healing process and reduce the risk of complication.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most people who get shingles will get better and will not get it again but it may recur in some individuals. People who have had chickenpox are more susceptible to get shingles.