Anyone who had chickenpox once can develop shingles. The virus of chicken pox resides in the body, even when the chickenpox is gone and when it reactivates shingles appears. This is a kind of a painful and blistering rash which is commonly found in elders.
At Astoria Skincare, diagnosis of shingles is done via checking the distinctive appearance of the blisters. In some cases, we do recommend a blood test to detect the antibodies.
During the treatment, we aim at diminishing the pain as well as the effect of the virus. There are several medications to help you take out of this situation and we choose the best one to suit your condition. Usually, the symptoms of shingles can be controlled within a few visits, but for patients with a weak immune system and severe symptoms, you might need to get admitted in the hospital. The health condition and the requirements will be clearly instructed during the first visit.