Small red bumps, an itchy rash, pain when anyone touches it…these are some of the symptoms of Shingles. A viral disease also known as herpes zoster is a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It’s also the same virus that causes chickenpox (varicella). Unlike chickenpox which can cover a person’s entire body, shingles typically stays in a local area. The bright red rash that’s typical is in a single stripe on either the left or right side of the body. The symptoms can vary from person to person as well as the duration. Typically there’s some tingling anywhere from 2 to 4 days before the rash appears but it could be as far out as weeks before the rash appears. The first phase of the disease can last from a few days to about 3 weeks. The patient will have either headache, fever or malaise (typical body weakness) but not every person gets or experiences these symptoms. Once these first symptoms pass is when the …show more content…
When the VZV virus is reactivated and it manifests itself upon your face usually affects the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve. When this happens in about 10%-25% of cases it’s called herpes zoster ophthalmicus. When it breaks out upon your face it’s usually along the forehead, upper eyelid and around the orbit of the eye. When this occurs it can bring along conjunctivitis(eye infection), keratitis(inflamed cornea), uveitis(inflammation of the uvea, the vascular tunic of the eye, comprising the iris, choroid coat, and ciliary body), and optic nerve palsies(eye tremors). It can also cause chronic ocular inflammation, a loss of vision resulting in blindness in one eye and of course debilitating pain. Shingles oticus, otherwise known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II was thought to be a result of the virus spreading from the facial nerve to the vestibulocochlear nerve. Symptoms from this form of shingles include hearing loss and
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On March 15, 2016 at 4:34 am, I was notified by Elisha Smalls that she had discovered red spots on her arms and mid back and had an itch. The employee was instructed to leave the facility and see her physician as soon as possible and to follow-up regarding the visit. At 11:14am, the employee called back and stated she had chicken pox and was in contact a resident in ALF that had shingles. It was discovered that the employee di d work with the resident on 02/24/2016 and 02/25/2016.It was discovered on February 24, 2016; a resident in Assisted Living did exhibited signs and symptoms of possible shingles. The resident was seen by the Nurse Practitioner, Jody Eblen for a rash with pain, the resident was started treatment with antibiotics on
On July 10, 2015, Mr. Earnest McKinnon met worker at DHR, for the purpose of discussing his mother 's current situation. Mr. McKinnon stated his mother had lived with his wife, Arlinda McKinnon, and himself for 3 years. When she first moved in, she was terrible sick with fluid oozing out of her skin. According to Mr. McKinnon, Ms. Connell required 24/7 care which his wife provided. Mr. McKinnon stated, "Mother is in the shape she is in because of abusing her body."
He said he looked up on WebMD and has been using cool baths and calamine lotion, which he does think is helpful. He has not had any fevers, chills, or body aches. No nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea and he is otherwise feeling well. The patient was last seen in the office in July 2013 by my colleague, when he was ill.
Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Overview- Coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides immitis spores. Mild cases of this condition are not common and treatment is not generally necessary. However, this disease is often misdiagnosed, due to the fact that you experience only mild or moderate symptoms, and these symptoms often takes 20 years to present. The most severe cases of Coccidioidomycosis causing the infection to spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream, and people with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk. -causa
Although shingles is related to chicken pox, the two ailments are quite different. Shingles attacks only half of the body, but the rash that forms is severely debilitating. The pain is likened to searing hot needles being poked into the skin, non-stop, for weeks on end. Once the virus runs its course, typically two to four weeks, the
Smallpox was the most serious poxvirus disease in humans, caused by Variola virus (VARV). It was spread by inhalational exposure of oral, nasal or pharyngeal droplets that contained the virus and initially caused influenza like symptoms such as fever of at least 38.3°C, muscle pain, malaise, headache and prostration. After 10-14 days incubation the classic poxvirus rash would appear on the face, all four limbs, mucous membranes of the mouth, tongue, palate and throat. When visible lesions first observed, temperature falls to near normal, and the lesions rapidly enlarged and ruptured, developing from macules to papules and eventually pustules that dried up and crusted over by 14 to 16 days if the patient survived. By day 16-20, scabs would form
Disease, one of the major killers of the 18th and 19th Century. Hundreds of thousands across the world have died from numerous infectious disease that spread as fast as wildfire. One of the most notorious examples of a plague that spread and wiped out a third of europe was the Bubonic Plague or its common name, the Black Death. How do we keep diseases such as the Bubonic Plague from wiping out the developing new world known as America? What disease could cause cause such panic and uproar that hundreds of citizens to flee from their city to avoid it?
The rash first appears on the wrist and the ankles then spreads in either directions up or down the legs and arms. Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain that mimics appendicitis, deep muscle pain, lack of appetite, or red eyes. RMSF is transmitted to humans by a bite of a tick infected with the disease. When an infected tick bites and attaches itself to a human host for at least six to ten hours, transmission of the bacteria may occur. Destroying a tick with your fingers may also transmit the bacteria.
– During the early stages of Lyme disease, many people develop a red, circular skin rash known as erythema migrans. The rash, which may be diffuse and hard to discern, may not always appear at the bite site, but elsewhere and can develop up to thirty days after being bitten. However, about one in three people infected with Lyme disease do not see a rash. Some people also have flu-like symptoms in the early stages, such as a high temperature, or feeling hot and shivery, headaches, muscle and joint pain, tiredness and loss of energy. Not all tick bites cause Lyme disease.
Did Your Child Get Fifth Disease? Know When They Can Return To Daycare One disease that may be going around at your child’s daycare is fifth disease. It is very contagious, and it can keep your kid home sick for a few days if they get it. Here is what you need to know about fifth disease, including the signs they have it and when they can safely go back to daycare.
Smallpox is a highly contagious and fatal disease that had a huge impact on the human population. It is thought to have been originated from India or Egypt at least 3,000 years ago. Smallpox is caused by two variations of the variola virus, variola major and variola minor. Variola major is the most common form of smallpox. It enters the body through the lungs and is carried to the internal organs.
Imagine this, you have been bitten by a tick almost 6 years ago. You have not had any problems and you did not even know it until this one day. You feel sick, heart problems start to show and one side of your face is suddenly paralysed. You have no idea what to do or what it is. So you decide to go to the doctor.