Shingles are a condition caused by the same virus as chickenpox. This virus is known as varicella-zoster. After an initial chickenpox infection, the virus can continue to inhabit the nervous system before reappearing as shingles.
Is There a Cure for Shingles?
While there is no cure for shingles, there are steps that can be taken to shorten the length of infection and make you more comfortable. There are oral and topical treatments available that can be prescribed by a doctor. Skin Dermatology can help ensure you get the proper medications, allowing you to recover more quickly.