Is Shingles Dangerous?
Hello, I want to ask if I have dompo disease, is it dangerous or not? , I saw on Google, he said, a kind of smallpox snake, doctor’s advice, how can I be cured, now the dompo is already in a blister phase.
Hello Duan Ht Purba,
Shingles (snake pox) is a disease arising from the reactivation of the Varicella zoster virus (chicken pox) in the body. This disease is characterized by the following symptoms:
Small nodules filled with water on a reddish basis
The nodules are generally grouped in certain areas of the skin, usually following the spread of nerve regions in the skin
Pain in the area that appears pimple. The pain may persist even if the herpes blisters are gone (postherpetic neuralgia)
Fever, weakness, headache
Shingles can occur if the patient's immune system is weak or in the elderly. The patient has had chickenpox before. The diagnosis of shingles is based on clinical symptoms and physical examination by a doctor. Treatment for shingles is by giving antiviral drugs, for example acyclovir with a certain dose for 7 days. In addition, patients will be given pain medication to deal with pain complaints. Healing zoster usually takes 2-6 weeks. Pain in the skin can last longer than that.
You can wear clothes that are not too tight, made from cool and soft, do not scratch the pimple, and keep bathing clean at least 2 times a day. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.