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Treatment of Shingles (Herpes Zoster) with Laser


Treatment of Shingles (Herpes Zoster) with Laser


The problem created by the herpes virus

There is pain, burning, stinging, itching in the area of ​​infection before the wounds appear. The condition manifests itself in small batches of many bubbles, which then become pustular and within a few days develop into painful ulcerative wounds that eventually heal. They usually appear around the mouth, lips, nostrils, eyelids, and sometimes on the gums and mucosa of the mouth. There is pain and sometimes fever. The duration of shingles is about 10-14 days and there are no signs left after healing. There is the possibility of reappearing after some time.

What is Shingles

It is a viral infection transmitted by skin contact. It is a very common virus (studies have shown that nine out of ten people have been exposed to herpes simplex virus). It is often transmitted during childhood, but the virus can also be transmitted at any age. The first symptoms usually appear after a maximum of 2 to 3 weeks.

The Causes of Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Common causes that trigger relapse are stress, fatigue, injury, cold or flu, extreme weather, pregnancy and menstruation, and a weakened immune system.

Herpes Syndrome can be transmitted if:

A person with shingles can usually spread the virus to someone who has never had herpes. This is because if a person has herpes, they usually have antibodies to the virus in their body.

Herpes causes open lumps and varicella-zoster virus can spread through contact with uncoated wounds. If you have no herpes, you can get the chickenpox virus from contact with some other blisters that come in contact with you. This could lead to chickenpox.

The virus does not spread after the cells have formed keratinized tissue. Once inflated, they are no longer contagious. The virus also does not spread when the blisters are well covered.

Herpes cannot be stuck by contact with saliva or nasal secretions by someone with herpes, except in rare cases. This means that you usually can’t get shingles if someone has coughed or sneezed at you.

Also, if you use sanitary wares that have been previously used by a person with shingles, such as razors, towels and other common items then you are very likely to stick to Shingles.

Treatment of Herpes with Laser

Anesthetic is not required during treatment, the laser does not contact the rash so the patient does not notice anything. The whole process takes about 12 minutes.

Treatment needs to be repeated several times every 3-4 days.

Postoperative stage

At the point of treatment there will be a small wound that is partially healed. The patient should avoid acidic and salty foods for a few days.

The effect that Laser has on Herpes virus

The pain usually disappears immediately, and some patients report feeling a slight numbness in the area, which is a pleasure.

In 3-4 days, there is no sign of blisters in the mouth.

Laser surgery is one method that works more permanently than others, meaning that the rash will last much longer.

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