Shingles is an infection of a nerve and the area of the skin around it. It is caused by the herpes varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox which also causes chickenpox.
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There are three main stages, first, pain is felt in a localised area of the head, back or side, then a rash, blisters and flu-like symptoms occur, finally, blisters erupt and pain increases which can lead to Post-Herpetic Neuralga.
If treatment is started within the first three days there is a lower chance of complications such as post herpetic neuralgic pain.
It is so important to recognise the symptoms and produce a comprehensive plan of care for the resident or patient.