Herpes Zoster Cause Pain In Butt And Feet

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Definition

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.

See also: Ramsay Hunt syndrome


Alternative Names

Herpes zoster


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

After you get chickenpox, the virus remains inactive (becomes dormant) in certain nerves in the body. Shingles occurs after the virus becomes active again in these nerves years later.

The reason the virus suddenly become active again is...

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