Shingles is an infection that causes a painful rash that may come with a tingly or painful sensation. The rash normally pops up on your chest and tummy, but can also be found anywhere in our body. But with the rash, you may also experience other strange sensations.
One of these sensations is a buzzing in your ears. You may also experience vertigo, sudden weakness, and double vision.
People with shingles may also experience a droopy face and confusion.
But with shingles, not all symptoms come after the rash. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained that “pain, itching, or tingling” may develop “several days before the rash appears”.
The NHS recommends that you call 111 as soon as possible if you think you have the condition.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained that “pain, itching, or tingling” may develop “several days before the rash appears”.
Shingles is caused by a virus called the varicella zoster virus, the same one that causes chicken pox. It enters the body during a bout of chicken pox.
After you recover from chickenpox, the virus remains in the body – although inactive.
During shingles, the virus reactivates and starts acting on the body. This normally happens later in life.
There’s many different triggers of shingles. Some triggers include stress, specific medications and health conditions.
“You’ll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year,” states the health body.
There is also food that can help prevent the condition. Food with lots of lysine, an amino acid, is known to be effective to offset the growth of the zoster virus.
Lysine is found in lamb, turkey, beans, dairy products, raisins, figs and deep-sea fish and seafood.