Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
General Information. Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you’ve had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso.
Dr. Liana Abramova and her staff specialize in the diagnosis of shingles and will help you understand and manage the condition effectively. Call Dermatology of Virginia in Fairfax at (703) 828-7128 and schedule your appointment today