Shingles on Face and Eye
Shingles On Face and Eye
Shingles is a condition caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, varicella zoster virus (VZV). Anyone who had chickenpox in the past can get shingles, even years later.
Shingles on Face
Shingles on the face can affect the nose, chin, forehead and other areas. Symptoms include:
- Pain: usually on one side of the face in the affected area
- Redness: appears on the affected area
- Blisters: fluid-filled and red in the center; may break open, crust and scab over
- Itching: may occur in the affected areas
Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical advice immediately.
Shingles in the Eye
Shingles that affects the eye, can lead to vision problems, including eye pain and blindness, so it requires immediate attention. Symptoms include:
- Pain in the affected area
- Sensitivity to light
- Redness of the skin
- Burning sensation
- Itching and sores in the eye
- Vision Problems: can vary from temporary blurring of vision to permanent blindness
Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical advice as soon as possible, to prevent any further vision damage.
In conclusion, it is important to seek medical advice if you are experiencing any symptoms of shingles, especially in the face and eye area. Early treatment can help reduce the severity of the symptoms and prevent further damage.