Shingles is a viral infection that arises when varicella-zoster virus reactivates from its hidden condition in a posterior dorsal root ganglion. Shingles is characterized by a red skin rash that can cause pain and burning. Symptoms of this infection generally start with pain along the affected dermatome, followed in 2 to 3 days by a vesicular eruption that is mostly diagnostic.
Shingles generally appears as a stripe of blisters on one side of the body, mostly on the torso, neck, or face. This condition commonly occurs in elderly and HIV-infected patients.
The primary symptoms of shingles are mostly pain and burning. The pain is generally on one side of the body and occurs in small patches followed by a red rash. Here are six warning signs of this condition, which need an immediate attention….
At the times the shingles virus activates, one is suppose to break out in a rash that further develops in the form of painful, fluid-filled blisters, mostly on one side or area of the body. This happens due to the fact that the virus affects localized nerve roots, mostly in the chest, buttocks, back, or neck, and remains in direct contact of those exact areas for nearly 7 to 10 days. In the beginning, the blisters are generally remained filled with a clear fluid, however, after some days, the fluid mostly take a form of a darker, murkier hue.
After the development and outbreak of a shingles rash, patients might become nauseous and experience a constantly upset stomach. Initially, one might consider these symptoms to be caused by something he ate or drank, however, as the time passes, these symptoms generally develop into a flu-like syndrome. In majority of cases, patients generally complain about a feeling of nausea or queasiness that might aggravated in certain body positions. Apart from it, some sufferers might also experience diarrhea and/or vomiting along with a sharp stomach ache.
3. Tingling Sensations
Many patients report about tingling sensations along with the flu-like symptoms that further lead to the outbreak of the signature rash, which accompanies a shingles outbreak. Furthermore, many people also complain about burning, itching, and numbness that are generally contained to the areas of the body where the rash appears later on.
The shingles virus mostly causes neuropathic pain in nerve roots and the cranial nerves, which lead to a painful, recurring headache. However, this headache mostly won’t be alleviated by over-the-counter medications as the headache is activated by interference with your nerves. This is a condition with which most of the over-the-counter pain relievers aren’t designed to deal.
In some cases, the flu-like symptoms can further cause a rise in body temperature. However, initially some patients might not only feel like they have a fever; in fact they might develop one.
Although, this doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, it can be a serious condition. It is pretty common that shingles fevers can exceed to 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 degrees Celsius).
However, the best way to treat the fever is taking a bed rest and plenty of fluids. Nevertheless, in cases where the fever is generally accompanied by some additional symptoms, such as a stiff neck, breathing problems or headache, patients need to take an immediate medical attention.
6. Muscle Pain
Muscle pain can be an early warning symptom of shingles. It is generally characterized as a painful tingling or a feeling of “piercing needles” in the skin. It mostly occurs in the muscles of the arms and legs. Along with pain, patients can also experience the sensations of tenderness or soreness in muscles.
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