All you wanted to was roll out of bed and enjoy your retirement. Instead, you wake up to find your skin all red, irritated and bumpy. This is a rash known as shingles, but what are they? Are they deadly? Read this article to learn more about shingles and how to treat them.
What is shingles?
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is commonly known as a “one-two punch infection”. This is because it correlates with chickenpox. If you’re worried about dying from shingles, you have nothing to fear because shingles rarely kill people. If you had chickenpox in your younger years, this is how you would “contract” shingles. The reason for this is because they are a part of the same exact virus. The symptoms of shingles are also the same as chickenpox.
The symptoms of shingles include:
- Sensitive to touch
- Blister with fluid that can break open and make your skin crust
There are other symptoms include fevers and headaches, but these are rare. The first sign of shingles is usually pain however, some people can experience it without ever developing a rash.
How to Treat Shingles
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