It is an infection cause by varicella-zoster virus due to which fluid filled blisters form on skin. It is contagious and spread to people who have not got vaccine against it or not have in their life once.
Signs and symptoms include:
- Loss of appetite
- Fluid filled blisters
It is causes by the virus varicella-zoster virus. It is spread by direct contact with infected person.
If left untreated it may lead to the following complications:
- Inflammation of the brain
- Toxic shock syndrome
- Reye’s syndrome
Your doctor diagnosis this condition only by looking at the rash and blisters. If it mimics the other skin condition then he/she send the sample of blister fluid for culture.
Viral infection does not require any treatment they resolve on its own. If you blister become severe then your doctor might be prescribed you a soothing lotion for redness and itching. Antiviral drugs like valacyclovir and famciclovir may help to reduce the infection. Avoid scratching the lesion, apply cold to the blister to reduce the pain.