Herpes Zoster and it’s relative treatment

Herpes Zoster (Varicella zoster virus,VZV)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. 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).

You may take the following drugs during the rash:

Antiviral drugs: anti-virus drugs, the more effective the sooner you take. If taken early, sometimes you can even make your new bubbles no longer grow. If you take the drugs after the rash appears three days, it will be less effective but it can still ease the pain. Besides, it can shorten the duration of herpetic neuralgia too.

The aims of treatment are to limit the severity and duration of pain, shorten the duration of a shingles episode and reduce complications, such like Analgesics, Anti-virals and steroids(for eyes infected patients).