Atlanta Shingles Treatment
Medical Dermatology Specialists welcomes patients who need shingles treatment in Atlanta. As a thriving research and medical dermatology practice, we can offer the most effective and advanced treatment methods available. Dr. Jamie Weisman founded our practice to provide superior, patient centered care to those that suffer from skin disease and other conditions. We are the dermatology practice you can trust to give you a personalized shingles treatment plan that can lessen the severity or duration of your uncomfortable rash.
Symptoms of Shingles
If you have shingles symptoms, it is important that you seek professional treatment from Medical Dermatology Specialists right away. Treatment methods such as anti-viral medicine will prove most effective if initiated within 3 days of your shingles rash appearing. Shingles symptoms include a painful blistering rash that occurs in a small area on one side of the body. The rash may start as just an area of skin that burns, tingles or feels very sensitive. It soon develops into groups of blisters that eventually crust over and can be extremely painful for weeks. We understand how unbearable the shingles virus can be. Let our nationally recognized and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Weisman, help you by providing treatment to shorten the duration of your symptoms, lessen the pain and even prevent long-term nerve pain from your shingles as well.
What Causes Shingles?
If you have had the chickenpox, you are at risk for getting shingles. The same virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. The virus will remain in the body until it is reactivated in your nerve system, which can be years later. A weakened immune system, due to stress, illness or injury, can cause the shingles virus. Fortunately, a shingles vaccine is available and recommended for adults over 50 years old.
You deserve the highest standard of care when it comes to you skin problems. Contact our Atlanta Shingles Treatment Experts at Medical Dermatology Specialists today for the most effective and comprehensive approach in treating your shingles.