Shingles Pain What is and how to Manage?

2018-01-08T12:43:27+00:00 Shingles Pain|0 Comments

What is Shingles?

Shingles occurs when the virus responsible for chickenpox reactivates in the body. As shingles affects the nerve roots leading to the skin, it often causes the affected area to tingle, itch and causes a rash that can be very painful.

Symptoms

Symptoms vary and may not appear in a certain order. Here are a few early signs:

  • Flu: A person infected with shingles may experience flu-like symptoms without any fever.
  • Headache: People diagnosed with shingles usually complain of frequent headaches. If you are experiencing regular headaches, talk to your doctor.
  • Sensitivity to light: People affected by shingles have reported sensitivity to light and sunlight. Exposure to sunlight or bright lights can cause nausea, dizziness, light-headedness and discomfort. Sensitivity to light can be a symptom of various conditions, so get professional advice.
  • Rash: A common symptom is a rash in the affected area, followed by itching, tingling and the formation of blisters. Avoid scratching the skin surface as it can aggravate the condition and can cause further damage.
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