Shingles causes a blistering rash that runs along one half of the body in a belt-like fashion. The rash is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus, varicella zoster, which can lie dormant for years in the nerve tissue of a person who has had chickenpox. Once the virus reawakens, it spreads up the nerve fibers to the skin and produces the telltale rash of shingles. Florida Pain Management Center will create a shingles care plan for you and prescribe medications based on a number of factors, including:

  • Your age and overall health
  • How advanced your shingles infection is
  • Your medical history and proven tolerance for different medications and therapies
  • How your shingles is likely to evolve over time
  • What you are willing to do to treat your shingles