Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection around the nerve and skin around it. Shingles can cause a painful nerve rash with blisters, itching, numbness, tingling, and/or burning sensations. A shingles outbreak may occur when the varicella-zoster virus, which causes chickenpox in children and shingles in adults, becomes reactivated. It occurs more commonly as people age.
The signs and symptoms of shingles may come on gradually, or they may appear quite suddenly. The first signs of shingles are often pain, itching, and tingling, where the rash will develop. The early shingles rash often appears as a band across one side of the body from the waist to the face called a dermatome. Itching may be severe during the first 72 hours.
Fifteen days after symptoms begin, a new blister forms that eventually crust over to form a scab. Blisters also develop on the face and scalp; in rare cases, shingles blisters develop inside the mouth and nostrils.
Most people will experience a burning, tingling, or itching sensation before the rash appears. The rash usually develops within 2–3 days. The first symptom of a shingles outbreak is often a painless area on the skin that feels like a skin tear, cut, or scratch where no injury occurred. This may be followed by an intense burning or itching sensation in the areas where the shingles rash eventually appears. In some cases, the pain begins before any other symptoms appear. The rash then spreads out from this area over the next few days and can take up to several weeks to heal completely. Are shingles painful? They definitely can be.
Shingles typically cause a painful, burning, or tingling sensation that begins as a single stripe on one side of the torso, spreads outward, and eventually encircles the entire body. Fever, headache, chills, and malaise often accompany the rash. The skin may be sensitive to touch, especially in areas where the rash occurs. Other symptoms may include sensitivity to light (photophobia) and even pain when urinating.
Where can shingles appear?
- Eyes (ocular shingles)
Considering Vitastem Ultra as a Shingles Treatment
Vitastem Ultra can help offer relief to many common skin infections. The skin lesions from shingles are painful and itchy. Although Vitastem Ultra is not FDA-approved to treat shingles, it has been used to effectively relieve these lesions and may help to prevent future infections and complications. Shingles lesions should be treated with care. Vitastem Ultra utilizes the world’s strongest topical delivery system and has been known to effectively treat shingles outbreaks safely and effectively as it is able to transport medicine to the site of infection at 10x the strength and depth of current products available on the market.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a shingles outbreak, ask your doctor if Vitastem Ultra could be a helpful solution to treating shingles and helping you get your life back fast.