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What is shingle?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Zoster

Shingles is a viral infection that affects a nerve.
It's a very painful condition. There are antiviral drugs to take by mouth in order to shorten the duration of your illness.

In brief: Zoster

Shingles is a viral infection that affects a nerve.
It's a very painful condition. There are antiviral drugs to take by mouth in order to shorten the duration of your illness.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Herpes Zoster

This is caused by the chicken pox virus.
It affects the skin and nerves in one area on the body, only one side. If the rash and pain are on the torso, they stop at midback and midchest. Any part of the body can be affected. It could affect one side of the scalp or face, one arm, one leg, etc. Anyone who has had chicken poc can get shingles. Good treatment is available and there is a vaccine.

In brief: Herpes Zoster

This is caused by the chicken pox virus.
It affects the skin and nerves in one area on the body, only one side. If the rash and pain are on the torso, they stop at midback and midchest. Any part of the body can be affected. It could affect one side of the scalp or face, one arm, one leg, etc. Anyone who has had chicken poc can get shingles. Good treatment is available and there is a vaccine.
Dr. Tara Passow
Dr. Tara Passow
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