Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a skin disease that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you’ve previously had chickenpox, this virus remains in your body for your lifetime. At some point, it can become reactivated, causing a painful bout of shingles. If you develop shingles, your doctor can provide a pain management plan and administer antiviral medications to help you cope with the symptoms while your body heals.
You can learn more about shingles by watching this video, which features interviews with doctors and a shingles patient. You’ll learn about the typical symptoms of shingles and the long-term complications it can sometimes cause.
If you require the closest emergency care on St. Pete Beach for shingles pain management, look no further than Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Call our hospital in St. Petersburg at (855) 245-8328 or visit our website to learn more about us.