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Shingles Treatment Dermatologist


Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection that can occur anywhere on the body in the form of a line of blisters on the torso. Shingles are usually painful and contagious. The cause of shingles is believed to be the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Anyone who has had chickenpox also has the varicella-zoster virus, which remains dormant except for its outbreak as shingles.

Someone who has contracted shingles can transmit the virus to anyone who is not immune to chickenpox; that is, anyone who has not had a vaccination. In those people, the virus is spread through direct contact with the shingles. Interestingly, direct contact results in chickenpox, but not shingles.

Shingles are usually localized around the trunk of the body and present themselves as a very painful red rash accompanied by numbness and/or a tingling sensation.

Other symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Fever and/or chills
  • Fatigue
  • Fluid-filled blisters
  • Severe itching

In addition to medication, our team will guide pain management strategies, proper skincare, and steps to avoid spreading the virus to others.

We provide Experienced, Certified, and Reputable dermatologists specializing in shingles treatment near you. If you are seeking shingles treatment then Schedule a consultation at the California Dermatology Institute to benefit from our expertise in shingles treatment. Our dedicated team is ready to provide the care you need for a speedy and effective recovery.

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