Herpes zoster

What is Herpes zoster?

Its commonly called shingles.It is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe.It is caused by the varicella zoster virus. Shingles is most common in older adults and people who have weak immune systems because of stress,certain medicines, or other reasons. Most people who are affected will not get again.

Questions and answers on "Herpes zoster"

my name is vikash singh i am 28 years old my height is 6 feet and my weight is 80 kg. i am suffering from herpes zoster since last 3 days. my doc. has prescribed me azithromycin,valacyclovir,combiflam andocevin cream is it ok or i should take some thing else

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Welcome to the forum.

I can comprehend your concern for the present situation.

After reading your query it appears that you have developed herpes zoster or also commonly known as shingles.

Your doctor has given you a very good treatment and can be followed for the proper time so that the...

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What is herpis zoster.is this disease spreads. What is the best treatment ?how much time it takes to cure

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Hi,

Thanks for writing in.
I am a medical specialist with an addition degree in Cardiology.
I read your question with diligence and shall try to answer in detail for it appears you want know fairly good amount of details. If I am not clear at any place please do not hesitate in asking as a query,...

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I am having herpes zoster 2 weeks now only on my right thighs,now it has healed and formed crust.yesterday i had severe headache ,doctor checked and my bp was 150/100.my doc changed the medicine from repace50 to sartel h 40 mg.now i am having elevated pulse rate 88.is this the side effect of sartel h 40 mg or is it coz of herpes.kindly advise

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Herpes infection can cause what we call autonomic dysfunction . Autonomic system is the one which maintain fine balance and tight control of the vitals which include pulse rate , blood pressure and temperature .
So in tilly during recovery there may be such fluctuations , Keep a tab on the blood...

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i am infected with herpese zoster since one month on chest . there is heavy pain in my joint of solder and knee .I had take a corse of 50 tablets of Herpikind 800 Mg . But still no cured. I am still in touch with doctor giving me paracitamol and some pain killer. Please advise me any effective medicine for herpese. Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
First of all its very essential that are your diagnosis of herpes zoster was right or wrong?
I mean to say if you are suffering from another disease (not from herpes zoster), then prescribed medicines won't work and your condition won't improve.
Although...

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I noticed a series of what appears to be bug bites on my left shoulder a few days ago, now the back of my neck on the left side and the left side are tender and very mildly stiff...no headace of fever that I can determine. The neck seems to be lightly thick and swollen

doctor1 MD

Dear XXXXXXX
Thanks for your query.

It seems from your history is that what you are referring to as bug ibites might be Herpes Zoster.
Hepes Zoster manifests as multiple fluid filled tiny lesions in a classic dermatomal pattern i.e they are localised to an area and never cross midline of the...

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Hello Dr.
I am suffering from herpes zoster on my right side of chest & have more than 30 vesicles & having lot of neuralgia & burning. Kindly suggest me the best way of treatment. And I am suffering from herpes zoster from last 8 days.
Waiting for your reply..!

doctor1 MD

Dear Madam,

You should take acyclovir 800 mg 5 times a day for at least 5 days . The exact duration of treatment will be decided by your treating doctor.

Dr. Shruti

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I have red rashes with clear fluid cluster right next to my left armpit. It was not painful, tingling or itching. However it started to itch this morning, a little tingling too. What kind of rash do I have? How to treat them? Is there a way to send you pictures?
Also about 5 red spots like that on my back near my upper spinal cord as well.

doctor1 MD

Hi ,
Thanks for writing in.
Ive gone through the details and the image provided.
The condition appears to be herpes zoster or (shingles). It is a viral infection of skin and nerves.It can cause severe pain during or after subsidence of rash.
Treatment of the condition consists of antiviral drugs...

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Recent questions on  Herpes zoster

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I have had shingles nine times, yes I had the shot for them. That was the fourth time I got them, a severe reaction to the shot. I take Acyclovir 400mg now four times a day and have been taking it in declining and increasing doses for over a year. This has been 4x daily for 6 months. Whenevere the dose is decreased, after six months 3x daily, etc. They reoccurr. I ve had them on my legs, thighs, arms, armpit, and butt cheek. I did have chicken pox and measles at the same time as a child. Why am I getting shingles so often and what can I do to prevent them?

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hi sir am a enfected from harpes zoster about 6 month ago . now am batter but due to this deasease in my left face some have black dot . i cunsult a doctor , he advised me venusia cream and sensival ,and glacex- omega 3. now i am found that my skin is whiting in my face i mean white dag(vitiligo) what am do

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Hi, I came down with severe shingles on April 20th on the upper right hand side of my body.. Most of the rash is starting to dry up. The Dr. prescribed the medication Apo-Valacyclovir on Monday the 21st. I have not had much pain, the odd jabbing shots up into my head. I have been taking Tylenol and Advil. Today the part of my body where the rash is has been burning so have applied cold presses. Tonight I have more pain on my right side, I am wondering if this is normal.

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I started out several days ago with a raised area, about the size go a quarter on my forehead. It itched and hurt at the same timer. Now, the left side of my scalp, my left eye and left ear hurt. The red area is still the same and my husband says I have what looks like a blister on my scalp. Could this be shingles? There is no rash. I also have a headache.

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Abdominal pain around sides of pelvis and sometimes lower back/buttocks pain. The pain is often dull, mild, and achy. It can feel like mild burning if there's more constant force on it. The discomfort increases depending on how I'm lying down...

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I am 67 years old in good health and 4 days ago after mowing the yard I noticed like a shin rash or bug bit. Then it looked like some bug was bit ing me in several places . This is on the side of my left hip. the rash has grown and it starting to...

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I am curious what this is. I think it s a pimple (or a few of them), but it s in an odd spot on the side of my rib cage (near where my bra would be on the side). Ignore the scar - it s from a childhood heart surgery.

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