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what is herpes zoster?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Shingles: Zoster, often referred to as shingles, is a reactivation of the varicella (chickenpox) virus lying dormant in a nerve cell. When it occurs it generally begins without pain or itching in the distribution of the specific nerve and then the development of a rash in that area with small blisters. It tends to occur as a band on the torso or on the face. A vaccine exists to help prevention this.
Answered on May 13, 2018
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Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles: Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox. http://sgoti.ws/uydrn1.
Answered on May 5, 2016

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Herpes Zoster is : Related to shingles and herpes simplex is related to cold sores and genital infections (but can be else where on the body.).
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Chicken pox & malais: Zoster is chicken pox....Simplex is fever & malaise. Both are childhood diseases.

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