Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) is a nerve infection caused by the chickenpox virus. Shingles develop from the activation of a dormant virus caused by initial infection with chickenpox. Often the first sign of shingles will be pain or a tingling sensation in a linear pattern on one side of your body. It can then begin to manifest as red patches on the body that soon develop into blisters. The blisters may remain small or can grow larger. The blisters typically heal in 2 – 4 weeks and may leave some scarring. When you start to experience the symptoms of shingles, call our office and Dr. Myers will be able to develop a treatment plan that will help alleviate the pain and rash associated with shingles.