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Herpes Zoster(Shingles)

1.Derm+HpTR (Torso)

-Clearing away heat and toxic materials, Promoting blood flow to stop pain, Resolving the swelling and softening hard masses


2.Derm+HpFC (Facial region)

-Dispel wind and remove heat, Purging intense heat and detoxicating, Promoting blood circulation to 

dissipate blood stasis


3.Derm+HpFEM (Femoral region)

-Clearing away heat-evil and wetness-evil, Reducing toxin and cooling blood

Herpes zoster (or simply zoster),

commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe. The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes the acute (short-lived) illness chickenpox which generally occurs in children and young people. Once an episode of chickenpox has resolved, the virus is not eliminated from the body but can go on to cause shingles—an illness with very different symptoms—often many years after the initial infection.

*Herpes zoster blisters on the neck and shoulder

Signs and symptoms

The earliest symptoms of herpes zoster, which include headache, fever, and malaise, are nonspecific, and may result in an incorrect diagnosis. These symptoms are commonly followed by sensations of burning pain, itching, hyperesthesia (oversensitivity), or paresthesia ("pins and needles": tingling, pricking, or numbness).

In most cases after 1–2 days, but sometimes as long as 3 weeks, the initial phase is followed by the appearance of the characteristic skin rash. The pain and rash most commonly occurs on the torso, but can appear on the face, eyes or other parts of the body.

Later the rash becomes vesicular, forming small blisters filled with a serous exudate, as the fever and general malaise continue. The painful vesicles eventually become cloudy or darkened as they fill with blood, crust over within seven to ten days; usually the crusts fall off and the skin heals, but sometimes, after severe blistering, scarring and discolored skin remain.

Herpes zoster may have additional symptoms; orbit of the eye,conjunctivitis, keratitis, uveitis, optic nervepalsies,hearing loss, vertigo

Treatment

Analgesics, Antivirals, Steroids

Herpes zoster-From Wikipedia,

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