Shingles is a reactivation of the virus cased by chicken pox. In most people it isn’t too harmful just like a slip, trip or fall injury. However, in the elderly and vulnerable it can be fatal. There is no cure for this but there are several things you can do to help treat shingles.
Treating shingles and avoiding slips, trips and falls
Shingles often appears as blisters and nasty rashes so you need to keep these as clean and dry as possible. Being extra careful not to have a slip, trip or fall will help greatly as any trip injury could cause the blisters to rupture and become infected.
You can also use calamine lotion to ease the itching and redness. Like having a slip, trip or fall you can take pain medication such as Paracetamol to ease any discomfort and cover the affected areas to help prevent infection just like you would for an open wound from a trip or fall injury.
How is shingles caused
Unlike a slip, trip or fall shingles can just appear any time but the main causes are such things as: stress, having an immune-suppressing disease or taking medication that decreases your immunity. Shingles is especially more common in the elderly which is why those affected need to be extra careful and seek medical advice if any symptoms are spotted.
Sadly shingles cannot be blamed on an individual or organisation as it is a virus that can affect anyone and is not caused such as from an accident.
If you have been involved in an accident such as a slip, trip or fall that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such accident claims such as trip injury claims. With years of experience behind them, our skilled team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their slip, trip or fall claims without having to step foot in court.
To find out more speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see how much your potential slip, trip or fall claim could be worth.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice