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The Symptoms of Shingles

Shingles and Their Symptoms

Shingles is a malady that impacts the nerves and is triggered by a virus; being a nervous illness the pain can be extreme. Folk often have difficulty in recognising the early symptoms of shingles because they aren’t unlike the influenza symptoms; or the flu. The initial shingles symptoms though are often one of the following:


-Fever and/or chills

-High temperatures

-Vomiting and Nausea

-Numbness on one side of the face

-A tingling or itchiness that manifests itself only down one half of the body or face

After a while sufferers enter what is generally known as the eruptive stage and in this stage you will probably find:

-Where you experience pain you may also succumb to swelling and inflammation, and this could occur anywhere on the body

-Tiny, fluid filled blisters may start to appear (just like in chicken pox)

-Very bad pain that doesn’t seem to ease

Shingles is often rather difficult to cope with implementing regular pain medicine hence you will have to talk to your physician to see what he or she can advocate. Once someone contracts shingles, it normally lasts for a few weeks up to a couple of months, but for some very unfortunate individuals, it could lead to a condition referred to as postherpetic neuralgia which means they must handle a lot of pain for months or even years. In some cases though, the symptoms of shingles are very moderate meaning folk do not suffer too much.

Those individuals that may think they are suffering from the first stages of the illness should make their way to their health professional at once in order that they can start their treatment immediately. You will have to be started on a special anti-viral treatment that will enable your blisters to heal more quickly and so mean that you suffer less from the symptoms. To make sure that that this treatment to work it must be started within seventy two hours of you spotting the appearance of the shingles rash.

As far as illnesses are concerned, one that is always nasty to get is shingles. Being a rather nasty illness to have, you would be well advised to find out as much as you can about shingles symptoms. If you do unfortunately find out you have the illness, it is time to look at treating shingles.

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