What is Shingles?
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection. It comes from the same virus responsible for chickenpox. Shingles manifests as a painful rash or blister eruption in a localized skin area. There are about 1 million cases per year in the United States. Shingles is prevalent among individuals aged 50 and older, and it affects approximately 10% of those who've had chickenpox. The virus resurfaces in adulthood, giving rise to shingles marked by overall discomfort and skin irritation.
If you're experiencing shingles or have concerns about your skin health, Schneck is here to help. We specialize in addressing conditions like shingles and offer personalized medical solutions. Seeking timely care is crucial for managing the symptoms and ensuring optimal recovery. Visit Schneck Primary Care to connect with our experienced healthcare providers.