Diseases

Shingles: the symptoms

The symptoms of shingles are cutaneous. Shingles is the manifestation of Varicella Zona virus (VVZ), which in the first place causes chickenpox in people (most often children) who come into contact with this virus.

Then many years later, it happens that a shingles appears, with for first signs: small pains type burn or tingling on a particular area of ​​the body, accompanied by a desire to scratch. This can be on one side only, or even just on a small part of the body.

A great tiredness and a feverish state can accompany these pains.

The rash is preceded, a few days before, of burning-type pain most often.

Then, after a few days, red plates appear which are hot on contact. These plaques are covered with small vesicles that look like red, rough blisters. These vesicles contain a liquid that dries out after a while, causing crusts that in turn eventually fall. Sometimes scars persist in the form of thin, pale skin. The whole can take several weeks.

Shingles are found more particularly on the thorax, but can also and unfortunately manifest everywhere without any segregation on the human body.

The face is not spared and it can even touch the eye, in which case it is called ophthalmic shingles. This is a boring location, it should not be taken lightly, it can interest all parts of the eye and cause loss of vision.

It should be known that the visible cutaneous symptoms of shingles are nothing other than the external manifestation of the activation of the varicella virus on a nerve. It is therefore on the path of this nerve that pain and vesicles appear.

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