Prolonged Headache After Recovering From Shingles?
It has been 3 weeks since I have shingles but my head is still sore every day. Mypespes is my left hand until it reaches my left eye. The wound is dry and my eyes are not swollen. But why do I still migraine every day? What are the symptoms for months?
Hello Emily Angel,
Post herpetica neuralgia is the most common complication after shingles. Shingles is a disease caused by a viral infection similar to chicken pox, the varicella zoster virus. If you have had chickenpox before, the virus will stay in an inactive form in nerve fibers. At a certain time there will be reactivation and herpes zoster arises.
The symptoms of shingles that can be found in patients are:
A group of reddish water groups that appear in groups, usually appear in certain areas of the skin following a dermatome (an area that is supplied by the same spinal nerve) Burning, pain, stinging, such as being electrocuted in the area and also pain-reducing medications due to the dominant pain complaint. Post herpetic neuralgia is persistent pain even though nodules on the skin have disappeared. The pain is confined to the area of dermatome herpes zoster skin lesions appearing. Pain can appear for up to 3 months or more. Light touch and even friction with a hat or hand will cause severe pain in some people. If you experience this, you should consult with a doctor to get the appropriate pain management. Some medications ranging from pain reduction taken, antidepressants, reducing pain applied to the skin, and the like may be needed to treat pain that persists after herpes zoster infection.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.