Skin Problems After Shingles

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Shingles, or herpes oster, is a rash that comes out like a blister in a linear pattern, and after the shingles have done, there can still be long-standing neuralgia. Effectively treat shingles and avoid lingering pain with help from a board-certified dermatologist in this free video on skin care and dermatology.

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Video Transcript

Hello I'm Dr. Loretta Ciraldo, board certified dermatologist and author of the book Six Weeks to Sensational Skin. This clip is about skin problems after shingles or herpes oster. And basically herpes oster is an interesting rash, which comes out as a blister like rash usually in a linear pattern . So, that for instance if you were to get it on the face you might get it in a line that goes from your scalp to the tip of your nose. You can really have it on a line down your arm or any kind of linear pattern, and it's just little individual blisters. This represents the chicken pox virus, which has become reactivated in our skin typically because of stress or sometimes because of underlying health problems. The problem with shingles is that afterwards when the rash has dissipated and gone away there can be a long standing neuralgia, or pain that you can get along the distribution of where you had the shingles. So, if you think you have shingles please see your doctor to give you very good treatment to get rid of the rash and to prevent the pain, or neuralgia. This is Dr. Loretta Ciraldo in Miami.


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