Serious Complications That Might Arise Because Of Herpes Zosters

​According To WebMD, the following are conditions likely to affect you due to the presence of (shingles).

  • Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is persistent pain that lasts months or even years after the heals. Certain medicines, such as anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and opioids, can relieve pain. Most cases of PHN resolve within a year.
  • Disseminated zoster is a blistery rash over a large portion of the body. It may affect the heart, lungs , liver ,pancreas , joints, and intestinal tract . may include both antiviral medicines to prevent the from multiplying and antibiotics to stop infection.
  • Herpes zoster ophthalmicus is a rash on the forehead, cheek, nose, and around one eye , which could threaten your sight. You should seek prompt treatment from an ophthalmologist for this condition. Treatment may include rest, cool compresses, and antiviral medicines.
  • If the shingles virus affects the nerves originating in the brain (cranial nerves), serious complications involving the face, eyes, nose, and brain can occur. Treatment depends on the nature and location of the complication.
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