Swelling On The Cheeks And Gums And Red Eyes After Exposure To Shingles?
Good night,. A week ago I was exposed to shingles on the forehead to the eye area and had been treated by my doctor in love ACYCLOVIR, MECOBALAMIN and topical ointment, now the water nodules and red rashes have broken, but my cheeks suddenly swollen, gums also swollen until it is hard to swallow and my eyes are still red .. what is the cause?
Hello Risma Shaki,
Shingles is a disease caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus in the body. Shingles will appear as watery nodules with a reddish skin base, accompanied by pain and itching, the patient may also experience fever. Swabs on shingles can appear following dermatomes (innervation of the skin). When exposed to the forehead usually pimple will also appear in the eye area to the nose. Shingles in this dermatome region can also attack the eye. Eye shingles can cause eye pain, redness, watery eyes, glare, blurred vision. Shingles in the eye must be treated properly, so as not to cause scarring (for example in the corneal layer) so that it permanently disturbs vision.
The cheeks are in a different dermatome region besides the forehead-nose-nose, so it is unlikely that abnormalities on the cheeks and gums come from shingles too. If there are cavities, the possibility of complaints can arise from there. Abnormalities in the oral cavity need to be removed first before thinking that the complaint is caused by shingles (especially you have been taking antiviral drugs).
The most common complication of shingles is post-herpetic neuralgia (persistent pain). Usually it can be treated using loose clothing and soft material (if the affected area is on the body part). Take pain relievers if necessary. Shingles can be prevented by maintaining endurance by consuming nutritious food, adequate rest, and good stress management. Always check with your doctor if you experience complaints such as shingles.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.