Herpes Shingles

Herpes Shingles

Herpes is caused by Varicella-zoster virus. Patient who develops herpes will have painful rashes that lead to blisters if untreated causing fever, pus and unbearable sensation in nerves.


Most herpes infection are asymptomatic and tricky to spot. People often get confused with initial symptoms. It appears as small rashes like insect bite, yeast infection with red patches and slowly spreads causing pain. These symptoms could be mild that often go unrecognized. Symptoms of a new infection often will be fever, body aches and swollen lymph nodes. As the condition advances one could experience itching, tingling, burning sensation around the infected area.


Herpes commonly appears in people who are aged 50 and above and in people whose health is immunocompromised.  Those who suffer from genital herpes will hardly experience any symptoms. Oral herpes virus also will be dormant for many years. If not treated or not diagnosed on time it could lead to complications that are not reversible.


What triggers herpes? Low immune system, stress, too much of physical exertion, changes in lifestyle, surgery, genital stimulation, severe illness are few factors that trigger herpes.


Antiviral medication helps to reduce the condition. Person may often experience itching and tingling sensation even after recovery from herpes due to presence of remnants of the condition.


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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: December 11, 2023

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