HERPES ZOSTER ( SHINGLES)
Herpes Zoster is the painful blisters caused by the reactivation of varicella virus that causes chicken pox.
It is also known as Shingles.
Chickenpox usually occurs in childhood and the virus seeded to the nerve cells in the spinal cord, usually to that nerves that supply sensation to the skin.
The virus remains in the resting phase in these nerve cells for years and any time it may reactivate and grow to produce Herpes Zoster. HZ may occur in childhood but most of the time it presented in adults and especially elderly people.
WHO GETS SHINGLES ?
Anyone who has previously had Chicken Pox may get it any time to any gender at any age.
It is more common and severe in the patients with poor immunity. The blisters of herpes may occurs in more than one area and may affect internal organs including gastrointestinal tract , lungs and brain.
Pain is the first feature of this, which may be moderate to severe. Patient feels fever, headache and uncomfortable. The lymph nodes draining the affected area may get swollen, enlarged and tender
The blister formation occurs in the painful area after two three days of the onset of pain. In children it may be painless.
It moves as the path of nerve and new lesions continuous to appear for several days. Shingles occasionally causes blisters inside the mouth or ears and may also affect the genital area.
The pain and the other symptoms subside gradually as the eruptions disappear. In uncomplicated cases the total recovery takes 2-3 weeks in children and adults but in elder patients it may take 4 to 5 weeks.
POST HERPETIC NEURALGIA
This is the term used for persistent pain for more than month after the onset of herpes zoster. It is most common in the patients over 40 and those who have facial involvement during infection. Pain may be continuous and burning with increased sensitivity on the affected areas.
AYURVEDIC KIT FOR HERPES AND POST HERPES NEURALGIA
The kit contains Ayurvedic Capsules and Tablets prepared from extracts for herbs.
These herbs controls the virus and check the growth too.
These Ayurvedic Medicines helps to enhance the Immune System of the body and Increases the Ojas of the body to fight the disease.
Ayurvedic medicines made from high quality organic medicinal plants as a herbal formulations are used for treatment for many years.