What are shingles? Why do I get it?

Shingles, commonly known as skin snakes, is caused by the chickenpox virus that lurks in the dorsal root ganglia. When the immune system is weakened, the virus is reactivated and spreads along the nerves innervating the ganglia to the surface of the skin, resulting in red rashes and blisters and inflammation of the ganglia, which can lead to herpes zoster and neuralgia.

Can I get shingles too?

According to multinational epidemiologic studies, 95 % of adults are at risk for shingles. One in three people will develop shingles and the risk increases with age.
In particular, people with chronic medical conditions have a risk of developing shingles that is several times greater than that of the ㇐ general population.

What are the symptoms and locations of shingles?

The trunk of the body is the most common site of shingles, followed by the head (including the eye area), neck, lower back, and even intimate areas.
Initial symptoms → localized pain without skin rash
Seizure → several small blisters, a large red rash on the skin, and a painful sensation like needles stabbing and fire burning.

How painful is having shingles?

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common complication of skin snakes, and the pain can last for months or years.
Most people with shingles describe the pain as "electric shocks", "fire", and "pins and needles". It can even become painful when touched or blown by the wind, and is not relieved by painkillers.
The period of disruption of sleep or daily activities can lead to weight loss, fatigue, social withdrawal, and loss of independence, seriously affecting the quality of life.

What are the complications of shingles?

One in four people with shingles get one or more complications.

How to prevent shingles?

1. Eat a balanced diet to replenish nutrients
2. Regular work schedule and adequate sleep
3. Regulatory campaigns
4. Vaccination against herpes zoster

Who should receive the shingles vaccine?

It is available to both men and women over 50 years of age.
According to statistics, people aged 50-64 are on average 2.8 times more likely to develop shingles than adults under the age of 50.

How long do I have to wait between a Shingles vaccination and my aesthetic treatment?

Shingles vaccination does not conflict with photofacials, micropigmentation, or IVs, so it can be administered at the same time.

Possible Side Effects of Shingles Vaccination?

1. Common side effects - erythema, pain, swelling, itching, hematoma, warmth, hardness at the site of application, headache and limb pain may also occur.
2. Rare side effects - allergic reactions, chickenpox, fever, temporary injection site lymphadenopathy, seek medical attention immediately if symptoms persist or get worse!

Can I leave the vaccination site immediately after receiving the shingles vaccine?

No! You should not leave the shingles vaccination site right away. You should stay at least 30 minutes to observe any side effects of the vaccination that require immediate attention.

What should I do if I develop symptoms after receiving the shingles vaccine?

If you experience any symptoms or serious or unintended side effects after vaccination, go to a medical facility as soon as possible and inform your doctor of your vaccination history.

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