Shingles – Herpes Zoster

Shingles – Herpes Zoster

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox. Causes & Incidence When someone gets chickenpox, the virus stays dormant (inactive) in certain sensory nerves for the remainder of their life, without any signs or symtoms. For most people, the virus just lays…

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