A doctor, Dr Olakunle Omoteemi, has revealed that one of many causes of shingles could also be linked to hen pox an infection whose virus remained dormant within the physique after therapeutic.
Based on Dr Omoteemi, the virus, Varicella Zoster, which is accountable for hen pox an infection stays within the human physique and will reactivate to trigger the painful rash generally known as shingles or Herpes Zoster.
In a chat with RexGists, the doctor famous that shingles rash, which is termed dermatomal distribution, is often painful, could include fluid in blisters and principally happens on one a part of the physique.
He suggested Nigerians who’re but to be vaccinated towards hen pox to take action as a result of it’s a contagious illness which hibernates to later resurface as shingles.
“A chickenpox vaccine in childhood or a shingles vaccine as an grownup can minimise the chance of growing shingles.
“For individuals who have shingles already, you could require antiviral capsules, ache relievers, and anti-itching drugs,” he mentioned.
He additionally counselled towards the usage of natural cures within the therapy of hen pox including that medical analysis has proven that shingles is attributable to viruses that stay recluse for years earlier than it comes again to life once more.