Skin rashes cause a lot of pain not just physically but psychologically as well. Skin rashes due to different ailments and disorders make people suffer from physical pain, discomfort, and emotional distress due to the ugly appearance they create. Herpes zoster, more commonly referred to as ‘shingles’, is a common viral infection that results in painful skin rash and blisters. Although skin rashes appear on the surface of the skin, their causes usually lie deep within which need to be treated with appropriate remedies that can be given by the best homeopathy doctors in Hyderabad.
What is Herpes Zoster?
Herpes zoster or shingles is a kind of viral infection affecting the nerves and resulting in rashes or blisters that are painful. It can affect any part of the skin and the pain may continue even after the rashes go away. Although people of any age can get affected, this infection is usually more common in people over the age of fifty years and those who have a weakened immune system. Anyone who gets this infection might have had chickenpox, sometimes, even some decades earlier.
Symptoms of Herpes Zoster:
Herpes zoster is characterized by –
- Hypersensitivity of the skin where the rash is going to appear
- Rash predominantly on one side of the body
- Raised dots on skin
- Redness in the affected area
- Rash that turns into fluid-filled blisters
- Blisters that may turn yellow and dry
- Scars resulting from blisters that dry
- Shooting pain
- Tingling in the skin
- Upset stomach
In this condition, the pain and rash generally appear on the torso, but can also appear on other parts of the body. The pain experienced could be anything from mild to severe with a feeling of stinging, aching and throbbing pain.
Causes of Herpes Zoster:
Herpes zoster is a contagious infection that is caused by the reactivation of Varicella Zoster virus which causes chickenpox. It is understood that once a person is affected by the varicella zoster virus, the virus lies in some nerves of the affected person for several years and it may reactivate resulting in the condition of herpes zoster. An affected person can transmit the infection to others until all the sores have crusted over. People more prone to contracting this infection are –
- Pregnant women who never had chickenpox or the vaccine
- People with a weakened immune system
Complications of Herpes Zoster:
Herpes zoster infection can lead to some complications when certain nerves are affected or the condition is not treated timely. Consult the Delphis Homeopathy clinic and get the best treatment for Herpes zoster to avoid complications that include-
- Inflammation of the brain
- Facial paralysis
- Eye problems and loss of vision
- Pain that lasts long (postherpetic neuralgia)
Herpes zoster and Homeopathy:
Homeo remedies are based on the individuating symptoms of a particular affected person which helps in providing a consistently effective approach in the treatment of herpes zoster. Homeopathy medicines are chosen on the basis of which side of the body has been affected by the rash, what conditions improve or worsen the condition, and the emotional state of the individual. To control the severe pain caused by the condition, narcotics or tricyclic antidepressants, that may cause side effects, may be given in the conventional medicine system. However, the natural and safe homeopathy medicines do not cause any side effects and at the same time, are very easy to administer.