Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although this rash can surface anywhere on the body, it typically appears as a single patch of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso.
What Causes Shingles?
Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you’re someone who’s had chickenpox as a child, the virus remains inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain after you’ve healed. Unfortunately, the virus may reactivate and come back as shingles years later.
Symptoms of shingles tend to affect only a small section of one side of your body, and may include:
- Pain, burning, numbness or tingling
- Sensitivity to touch
- A red rash that begins a few days after the pain
- Fluid-filled blisters that break open and crust over
- Sensitivity to light
Shingles can be extremely painful. Early treatment can help shorten a shingles infection and lessen the chance of complications. It can also be contagious if the sores have not scabbed over, making early treatment even more imperative.
Shingles Treatment at Image Renu Dermatology
While there is no cure for shingles, prompt treatment can speed healing and reduce your risk of complications. If you or a loved one is suffering from shingles, we encourage you to visit Image Renu Dermatology as soon as possible for effective treatment from our team of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.
Get Fast Relief From Shingles Today
Contact Image Renu Dermatology now to set up an appointment with our expert team of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. We’d love to provide you with quick and effective treatment.