Herpes Zoster, Shingles

Herpes zoster is also known as shingles. It is caused by reactivation of chicken pox virus. It is commonly seen after 40 years of age.

It Presents as painful blisters occurring on one side of the body followed by crusting.
Scarring is more common seen in elderly patients. Pain occurs in the area supplied by the affected nerve. Sometimes pain can last longer


Treatment

Treated with oral antivirals and medicines for nerve pain relief

Herpes zoster is also known as shingles.