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I have a really sore rash on my behind?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Shingles
Shingles (herpes zoster) is an extremely painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.
In people who have had chickenpox, the virus is never fully cleared from the body; instead, it remains dormant in the nerve tissues. When physical or emotional stresses to the body weaken the immune system, the virus reactivates and spreads along the nerve fibers.

In brief: Shingles
Shingles (herpes zoster) is an extremely painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.
In people who have had chickenpox, the virus is never fully cleared from the body; instead, it remains dormant in the nerve tissues. When physical or emotional stresses to the body weaken the immune system, the virus reactivates and spreads along the nerve fibers.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: Get it checked
Make sure it s not shingles.

In brief: Get it checked
Make sure it s not shingles.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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