Shingles is a common infection of your nerves caused by a virus (the chickenpox virus).
Typically shingles appears as a painful rash on your skin characterized by small blisters on the surface of your skin. Shingles typically appears on only one side of the face or body and may be accompanied by burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching in the early signs of your infection.
The most common symptoms include:
Shingles is caused when the chickenpox virus is reactivated. After a person has chickenpox, the virus lies dormant in in our body for many years. Shingles is more common in people with weakened immune systems, and those over 50.
Our team will determine how to treat you based on the following:
Since there is no cure for shingles, we want you to understand it will have to run its course, with our treatment focusing on minimizing any pain and possibly using antiviral drugs to help lessen some of the symptoms.
Our other treatments may include: