Herpes Zoster, also named Shingles, is a painful disease caused by varicella zoster virus infection, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays inactive in their body. Shingles may reactivate, even if you think you are in good health. Antiviral treatments are most effective within 72hr of the rash onset. However, the early symptoms may easily be missed, resulting a delay of treatment.
There’s no way to predict when the varicella zoster virus will reactivate and how severe any individual case may be, get vaccinated today to help reduce the risk for zoster.
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