Herpes Zoster Vaccine- When Required and Importance?

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Herpes Zoster Vaccine- When Required and Importance?
Herpes Zoster Vaccine- When Required and Importance?

Herpes Zoster, another medical term for Shingles, is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus- the virus known to cause chickenpox. It is the result of the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus from its latent phase or dormant/inactive stage.

In the early stage of development of Herpes Zoster viral infection, the patient may suffer from fever, headache, chills, tiredness, light sensitivity, and upset stomach, shares Dr. Rajdeep Mysore, Best Dermatologist in Bangalore practising at Charma Clinic. He and his team provide treatment for chicken pox and shingles. They also provide herpes zoster vaccine in Bangalore

Dr. Rajdeep Mysore, also added, after a few days, the infection shows up on the patient’s skin as an outbreak of painful raised rashes or fluid-filled blisters. The rashes occur usually on one side of the body, in a line along a nerve pathway initially as tingling in the affected area later forming a cluster of small, red spots that often blisters. Also, the affected area has an itching, tingling, or burning feeling and mild to serious pain. This viral infection usually develops in immunocompromised individuals, sick people, stressed or traumatised people, or old people aged above 50 years.

Herpes zoster viral infection has no cure but its symptoms are manageable with antiviral medications, painkillers, or/and anti-inflammatory drugs. Best shingles treatment doctors in Bangalore at Charma Clinic can help diagnose this infection and suggest treatments for affected skin. The chances of development of Herpes zoster viral infection can be reduced with immunisation. 

Keep reading to know everything about Herpes Zoster Vaccine.  

What is the Herpes Zoster Vaccine?

Herpes Zoster Vaccine is a routine immunisation provided to adults to prevent them from having Herpes Zoster viral infection and its related complications. There are two kinds of vaccines available for Herpes Zoster viral infection: Recombinant Zoster Vaccine and Live-attenuated Zoster Vaccine.     

When is the Herpes Zoster Vaccine required?

The indications of Herpes Zoster Vaccine include:

  • Adults who have crossed their mid-age whether they have suffered from episodes of Herpes Zoster viral infection or have received live-attenuated zoster vaccine
  • Adults aged above 19 years who are or will be immunosuppressed or immunodeficient due to disease or therapy. 

Am I eligible for getting Herpes Zoster Vaccine?

Herpes Zoster Vaccine is suggested for adults who are otherwise in good general health. It is recommended even if adults:

  • Earlier had shingles
  • Are not sure of having chickenpox in the past
  • Have been immunised previously with live zoster vaccine at least eight weeks beforehand. 

Herpes Zoster Vaccine is not recommended if:

  • Having known hypersensitivity or had severe allergic reaction/anaphylaxis to any component of the vaccine or after receiving a previous dose of Herpes Zoster Vaccine
  • Currently suffering from Herpes Zoster Virus infection or Shingles
  • Pregnant or trying to conceive
  • Breastfeeding
  • Previously had a stem cell transplant
  • Suffering from a moderate or severe illness with or without fever
  • Have been tested negative for immunity to varicella zoster vaccine   
  • People have been taking medications that weaken their immune system.

For more details on Shingles Vaccination in Bangalore, get in touch with shingles specialists at Charma Clinic.

Is the Herpes Zoster Vaccine mandatory?

Herpes Zoster viral infection or Shingles can be very painful and usually gets worse with age. The pain may last for several years. If individuals with severely deliberated immune systems develop Shingles, their condition may be life-threatening. Vaccination for Herpes Zoster/Shingles is an essential preventive care service for older adults. It can help reduce the risk of developing Shingles and its complications by building immunity against the Varicella Zoster virus. The complications from Herpes Zoster/Shingles may include vision loss, postherpetic neuralgia (prolonged pain following the clearance of skin blisters), neurological problems such as inflammation of the brain (viral encephalitis), issues with balance or hearing, or facial paralysis; and bacterial skin infections.

Herpes Zoster vaccine does not guarantee that shingles won’t develop. However, this vaccine should be administered in adults to reduce the course and severity of the infection. Even if a vaccinated individual develops Shingles, the individual’s body will help fight off Shingles more easily. As per some clinical research studies, it has been found that Herpes Zoster Vaccine can protect Shingles for more than 5 years.    

If you are suffering from Herpes Zoster Infection in Bangalore, JP Nagar, and looking for a doctor who can help with best treatments, get in touch with Dr. Rajdeep Mysore at Charma Clinic.

What is the dose of Herpes Zoster Vaccine?

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests two doses of recombinant Herpes Zoster Vaccine in 2 to 6 months intervals. If an immunocompromised adult, the vaccine dose must be given in 1-2 months apart. The live attenuated Herpes Zoster Vaccine is given as a single dose.

Is the Herpes Zoster Vaccine safe?

Studies reveal that the Herpes Zoster vaccine is safe. It has proven to be very effective in creating a strong defence against Shingles. This means that immunised individuals are likely to experience temporary, mild side effects from getting the Herpes Zoster vaccine shots. The side effects may affect the individual’s normal routine activities for 2-3 days.

After getting vaccinated, most people report a sore arm with mild to moderate pain while some report experiencing redness and swelling in the area where the shot was administered. Other potential side effects seen with the Herpes Zoster vaccine include tiredness, headache, muscle pain, fever, shivering, nausea, or stomach ache. The side effects have been more common in young vaccinated people.

In case of an allergic reaction to the vaccine, the signs and symptoms that may appear after a few minutes or hours of vaccination include hives, dizziness, pale skin, fast heartbeat, difficulty wheezing or breathing, and swelling of the throat or face. Rarely, does an individual report experiencing serious side effects from this vaccine.

How to get Herpes Zoster Vaccine?

If you are looking for Herpes Zoster Vaccine, you can contact the Best Doctors For Herpes Zoster Treatment in Bangalore at Charma Clinic. Herpes Zoster vaccine can be received by you along with other vaccines such as flu vaccine, and pneumococcal vaccine.

Charma Clinic for Herpes Zoster Treatment in Bangalore

The clinic provides Tzanck Smear tests for diagnosing herpes zoster and early treatment to reduce the risk of complications. Antiviral drugs for acute infection management. For patients with a burning sensation, neuro medication is recommended, and for persisting neurologic pain, physiotherapy procedures like TENS or Ultrasound treatment are offered at Charma Clinic.

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