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What is the common name for Herpes Zoster?

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What is the common name for Herpes Zoster?
posted Nov 3, 2015 by Vishal

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Herpes zoster also known as Shingles or Zona is a disease in humans.

The symptoms are pain and a rash with blisters.

answer Nov 3, 2015 by Amit Kumar Pandey
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Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox).
The virus causes a painful rash of small blisters on a strip of skin anywhere on the body.
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Herpes zoster Symptoms

  • Skin hypersensitivity in the area where the Herpes Zoster appears
  • Rash localized to one side of the body
  • Blisters that turn yellow and dry
  • Mild rash, which appears after five days and first looks like small, red spots that turn into blisters
  • Rash which usually goes away in one to two weeks

Herpes Zoster Diagnosed

  • Skin Scraping
  • Do Blood tests

Herpes Zoster Treatment

  • Check the child's age, overall health, and medical history
  • Check extent of the condition
  • Child or parent’s opinion or preference
  • Expectations for the course of the condition
  • The child's tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
answer Apr 21, 2016 by Purabi Sarkar