Having Herpes Zoster Infectious Disease on the Face, Is It Dangerous?

Herpes zoster on the face that is not treated immediately can cause serious complications.

GridHEALTH.id – Illness herpes zoster is a hot topic on social media. After a man uploaded a video of himself suffering from the disease.

In the video uploaded on TikTok, the man initially thought that the lump on his face was acne.

But after realizing the shape is different from acne in general, he immediately consulted a doctor.

The results of the examination showed that the lump was not a pimple, but herpes zoster.

Herpes zoster on the face only visible on one side. While the rest of his face is clean, there are no lumps.

What is shingles?

Also known as smallpoxHerpes zoster is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus.

Reporting from the Mayo Clinic, herpes zoster is usually on the left or right side of the abdomen. But it can also be in other parts of the body, including the face, as experienced by the man who went viral on TikTok.

Although it is caused by the same virus as chickenpox, shingles is more common in adults.

Also Read: How to treat smallpox, a contagious infectious disease caused by a virus


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