Shingles Symptoms and Prevention

 Shingles is a disease caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox-singles virus, which was lurking in the nervous system of the human body.


 The pathogen is a chickenpox-sheath virus, which is usually infected with the chickenpox-sheath virus in childhood, does not completely disappear from the body after suffering from chickenpox, which moves along the nerves and lurks on nerve nodes, and there are no apparent morbid symptoms.

 Also, when the body's immune system weakens, the chickenpox-sharp virus, which had been lurking in neural nodes, comes back to the skin on nerves and causes inflammation, and when it gets worse, it spreads all over the body. These symptoms are sometimes referred to as shingles viruses.

Early symptoms include severe pain, sensory abnormalities, red spots, blisters, and weaknesses for several days before the rash occurs.

 It changes for 10 to 14 days after blisters occur, and it becomes cloudy with pus and then becomes a scab. Usually, after about two weeks, scab forms and the symptoms improve.

Shingular pain occurs in about 30% of elderly patients, and painkillers should be used if the pain is severe.

 Usually, shingles come back to life and catch the star when patients aged 60 or older or who are in need of cancer, and when their systemic immune function falls.

These days, it also occurs among young people. Especially if you are overworked or stressed a lot, you can develop this disease.


How to Prevent

Injections or doses of antiviral drugs for about a week within the first three to five days are mostly cured.  Contact with shingles patients is not contagious, but isolation is recommended for patients who have previously suffered from chickenpox or who are hospitalized as it can cause diseases. The shingles prevention vaccine has been developed and used, and a single vaccination is recommended for adults over the age of 60.