“生蛇” 不想让后遗症找上门?

20 Mar 2020
“生蛇” 不想让后遗症找上门?
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王医师「抓蛇」 (一)
 
坊间流传,当一个人「生蛇」,身上的红疹绕过身体一圈,患者便会死亡。实际上,「生蛇」真有这么可怕吗?我们如何能够尽早发现自己「生蛇」呢?又应该如何治疗呢?
 
其实,「生蛇」正确的病名叫「带状疱疹」,中医里则叫「蛇串疮」、「蜘蛛疮」、「缠腰火丹」等,然而不管是中医治疗还是西医治疗,只要治疗得当,它并不会带来生命危险。
 
病因:
水痘带状疱疹病毒所致,中医则认为体内湿毒火热引起。
 
症状:
1全身疲倦乏力
2头痛
3肠胃不适
4发烧
5首24至48小时内,身体感到痛楚
6 背部、腰部等的皮肤上出现红疹
 
不管是任何疾病,都有轻微至严重之分,「生蛇」也不例外,最重要的是我们要保持冷静、及时求医。
 
「生蛇」带有传染性,有机会让未出水痘的人感染,因此患者要小心谨慎,遮掩患部,避免接触水泡中的液体。
 
「生蛇」亦会引起异常严重的疼痛感,即使没有触碰患部,也会让患者疼痛不堪。而红疹出现的部位,也视患者的免疫力、神经线分布及病毒活跃状况而定。
 
需注意的是,如红疹不幸延伸至眼、耳的部位,很可能会使患者视力及听力受损,重则导致眼盲或耳聋。
 
一般西医对于「带状疱疹」的治疗,有服用止痛药、抗病毒药物、以及注射药物,而中医治疗方法则相对多元,有内治法、外治法、针刺、艾灸、拔火罐、神灯照。
 
下一期,我就与大家分享中医「抓蛇」的方法吧!










Shingles also are known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash.
 
Most of us have heard if a person has the shingles around his or her body; he or she will die. This shingles rash, or we locally call it as the ''snake'', is it that life-threatening ? How can we determine the early signs of shingles ? How should it be treated ?
 
This shingles will not be life-threatening if it is being treated appropriately.
 
Shingles is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. In Chinese medicine, it believes that shingles is caused by internal poisoning and heatiness.
 
Here are the symptoms of shingles:
1) Feeling fatigued
2) Headache
3) Upsetting stomach
4) Fever
5) Feeling pain or body ache within 24 to 48 hours
6) Redness skin or rash on the back, waist, and other parts of the body.
 
Regardless of any disease, there is a slight to severe in seriousness, and this shingles is no exception. The most important thing is to keep calm and seek medical treatment promptly. The shingles is contagious and might infect other people who have not yet developed chickenpox. Therefore, anyone with shingles should cover up the affected skin area and avoid physical contact with others.
 
With Shingles, the infected person will feel abnormally severe pain, even if the affected skin part is not touched. The rash parts on the body also depend on the person's immunity, nerve distribution system, and the activeness of the virus.
 
If the shingles rash has spread to the person's eyes and ears, it is likely will cause damage to his or her vision and hearing, and in some worst cases, it will cause blindness or deafness.
 
Generaly, Western medicine treats the herpes zoster by taking painkillers, antiviral drugs, and injectable drugs. In contrast, the treatment methods for traditional Chinese medicine are different. There are relatively diverse, like internal treatment, external treatment, acupuncture, moxa treatment, cupping, and burning fumigation.
 
In the next publish, Chinese physician Ms Wang will share the method of ''catching the snake'' (shingles) in the traditional Chinese medicine way.
 
This article is from Chinese physician Ms Wang, at Pu Jian Chinese Medical Centre.
 

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