Overcoming Pain In Nerves After Exposure To Herpes Zoster?

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Bpk, I have been stricken with herves zooster for more than 1 month and at first I was treated for 1 week … Then I have to go for outpatient treatment until now … I have tried seeing a dermatologist, from the eye, but there has not been any change, approaching recovery … I am sorry to see that every day complains of sore nerves in the head, his eyes … If night is also not able to sleep …. Because of pain u0026amp; itching. r nI beg for a solution … ?? 😟

1 Answer:

Hello, good afternoon Kang Santri.

Herpes zoster is an infectious disease of the skin and innervation due to reactivation of the Varicella Zoster virus in the body. Shingles can occur anywhere throughout the body from the face, the area around the eyes, chest arms, back, to legs. The characteristic of this disease is the presence of water-filled blisters that feel hot or painful, such as being stabbed by a sharp object. The skin disorder in herpes zoster only appears on one side of the body (left only or right), according to the area of ​​the infected innervation.

In general, shingles can heal on its own after 14-28 days. However, what is often disturbing is a condition called Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN), which is a condition of pain in the innervation after contracting herpes zoster. This condition occurs due to damage to the membrane covering the innervation due to herpes zoster infection. PHN is heavier and lasts longer in older people, because the regeneration of the nerve sheath takes longer. Usually PHN lasts for months, even years.

Apart from PHN, conditions that are also frequent sequelae of herpes zoster include:

inflammation of the nerves of the eye, especially if herpes occurs around the eyes, hearing loss, balance disorder, etc.

To find out the most appropriate follow-up (solution) for your father's condition, direct examination is needed. Therefore we suggest that you go back to check with your father to a neurologist for the complaints he is experiencing. The doctor may prescribe a strong pain reliever medication to help relieve pain and a vitamin for innervation to help speed healing.

I hope this helps.

Greetings, dr. Denisa

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