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Shingles are caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you have ever had chickenpox, you are at risk of developing shingles. Although shingles can cause long-term complications, your dermatologist can provide treatments to minimize both the immediate and long-term effects.

Watch this video to learn about shingles. The chickenpox virus stays dormant in your body after you have recovered from that illness, but it can reactivate decades later in response to stress or another illness. When shingles flare-up, it can cause a painful rash. Your dermatologist can provide remedies to reduce the pain and itching and to prevent long-term nerve pain from developing.

If you suspect you have shingles, make an appointment at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Our dermatologists provide comprehensive skincare for everything from acne to aging. To make an appointment with a dermatologist in Salt Lake City, please call 801-266-8841.

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