What to do with complications of shingles?
60 years old mother and daughter have complicated shingles on the head and face. Although the wound on the outside has healed, the inside is still painful and itchy. My mother also has adrenal insufficiency, so she dare not take any other medicine even though she went to the doctor and took medicine but it was not possible. The doctor asked me, what should I do if I have shingles complications? I thank you.
Nguyen Thi Phong Khanh (1993)
Answered by Master, Doctor Mai Xuan Thien - Emergency Doctor - Emergency Department, Vinmec Times City International Hospital.
With the question "What to do with shingles complications?", the doctor would like to answer as follows:
Neuralgia complications due to shingles are quite common, although not dangerous. life, but greatly affect the quality of life. Treatment takes a long time to respond as well as recover. You should take your mother to see a neurologist for diagnosis, appropriate treatment and effective monitoring.
Adrenal insufficiency can cause various disorders such as metabolism. Your mother needs tests to determine the extent of the damage as well as the disorders being encountered to have a treatment plan, should see an endocrinologist for detailed advice.
If you still have questions about shingles, you can go to a hospital under Vinmec Health System for further examination and advice. Thank you for trusting and sending questions to Vinmec. Wishing you lots of health.
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