Shingles, also known as herpes zoster or just zoster, occurs when a virus in nerve cells becomes active again later in life and causes a skin rash.
The virus that causes shingles, the varicella-zoster virus, is the same virus that causes chickenpox. It is a member of the herpes virus family. Once you have had chickenpox, varicella-zoster virus remains in your body's nerve tissues and never really goes away. It is inactive, but it can be reactivated later in life. This...Read more
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I was diagnosed with genital herpes about 10 years ago. I have a very mild case of it and haven't had a breakout in a few years. I also... Read more »
1. Practice good hygiene. Keep your body clean, wash your hands frequently and try to avoid touching the sores. 2. Take salt baths. This method can... Read more »