On November 21, 1964, Pol Col. Krishna Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman for the Royal Thai Police, revealed that the Anti-Fake News Center Royal Thai Police It has been confirmed that the information is fake news in 1 additional case:
When health information is published in various media Regarding the issue of shingles, if it circles around it will cause death. The Anti-Fake News Center conducted an investigation with the Institute of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Ministry of Public Health. found that the issue is false information
Beliefs about shingles stating that if the shingles circled around it would cause that death by the Institute of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Ministry of Public Health Has examined and clarified the fact that shingles is a skin disease caused by infection with a virus known as varicella virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. and is in the same group as the herpes virus Patients with chicken pox when recovered from the disease The virus hides in the nerve ganglia. And will be stimulated when the body has a weak immune system. The virus will divide, causing the release of the virus along the nerves.
The initial symptom is a burning pain in the skin that is controlled by the nerve. Subsequently, a red rash is followed by a blister that forms a group along the nerve. where the blisters can become pustules and ruptured or can be followed by scabs After the skin symptoms have disappeared There may be chronic pain in some patients. Including may have a scar after
The activation of the varicella virus that causes shingles often occurs in the elderly immunocompromised patients and patients taking immunosuppressant drugs cancer patients receiving chemotherapy The symptoms that were found were more severe than the normal healthy patients.
However, shingles only occurs along the length of the nerves in one side of the body. But if it occurs in people who have a very weak body or a very low immune system, they may have a relapse and spread more than usual. Or there may be serious complications that cause the risk of death.
But in summary, shingles is not a serious disease. Treatment for that shingles There are both symptomatic treatment. and treatment in combination with the use of antiviral drugs including giving painkillers for nerve endings If shingles is suspected, it is advisable to consult a doctor. Because treatment in the early stages of the disease will give better results.
So please people don’t be fooled. and ask for cooperation not to send or share such information on various social media channels. and for the public to receive information from the Medical Department can be tracked at www.dms.go.th or call 02 5906000
The conclusion of this story is this: Shingles only occur along the length of one nerve in the body. And shingles is not considered a serious disease. Except for the disease that occurs in people with a weakened body or a very low immune system, there may be an exacerbation and progression more than usual. Or there may be serious complications that cause the risk of death.
The deputy spokesman for the Royal Thai Police added that fake news production create distorted news causing the country to be damaged, confused by the people The Computer Crimes Act, Section 14(2),(5) carries a penalty of imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than 100,000 baht, or both. and may be considered an offense under the Emergency Decree including other laws related The relevant authorities will continue to take serious and continuous legal action against all fake news producers and publishers.
However, if people’s brothers and sisters find information about wrongdoing can report news via
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