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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

An itchy, painful and blistering rash that can reemerge from the same virus that causes chickenpox.

What is it?

Herpes zoster, often referred to as shingles, is a viral infection that presents as a painful skin rash with blisters, usually seen in a band-like arrangement on one side of the body. This infection is brought about by the varicella-zoster virus, the identical virus that triggers chickenpox. If you've experienced chickenpox, the virus can remain latent in nerve tissues for years, or even decades, and reactivate later in life resulting in herpes zoster. Typical symptoms encompass pain, itching, and a burning sensation before the onset of the rash, which may be accompanied by fever, headache and fatigue.

How is it treated?

A dermatologist can provide crucial assistance in managing this infection. They can accurately identify the disease by inspecting the rash and discuss the most appropriate treatment options for you. a prompt visit to one of our board-certified dermatologists in Avon, Sandusky, Broadview Heights, Medina, Port Clinton, or Strongsville, Ohio, can aid in controlling the symptoms, particularly the intense pain associated with shingles, and prevent potential complications like postherpetic neuralgia, a condition that can cause excruciating pain long after the rash has disappeared. Our dermatologists may also provide treatments including antiviral medications to combat the virus and lessen the severity and duration of the infection, corticosteroids to aid in reducing inflammation, and various pain management strategies.

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