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Approximately one in three adults throughout the United States will contract shingles at some point in life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While home remedies can provide some relief, professional treatment from a dermatologist can help you better mitigate your symptoms. Individuals can experience relief through effective shingles treatment at the Lawrenceville Medical Dermatology Specialists clinic in Gwinnett County.

What is Shingles?

Shingles is a viral infection of the nerves and can appear anywhere on the body. If you have ever had chickenpox, you could be at risk for shingles, since both conditions are caused by the same virus. Individuals who are at greater risk are over 50 years old, under great stress or have a weakened immune system.

The virus causing shingles can be transmitted to individuals who have not contracted chickenpox. The newly infected person will be more likely to contract chickenpox rather than shingles. Chickenpox can be dangerous for some adults. To prevent transmission, avoid physical contact until the blisters from shingles scab over.

Symptoms of Shingles

The symptoms of shingles include a skin rash with painful or tingling sensations. Individuals can experience pain along one side of the body with or without developing a rash. Small red spots may turn into blisters with friction. Some individuals may experience nausea, chills or fever. Other symptoms may include headaches, anxiety, fatigue and dizziness.

Lawrenceville Treatment Options for Shingles

If you suspect you may have shingles, you may want to consult with a Lawrenceville dermatologist in Gwinnett County. Seek immediate treatment if you are over 60 years old, have a weakened immune system or the rash has developed near your eye.

While there is no cure for shingles, individuals can benefit from treatment to reduce and manage symptoms. Shingles treatment options can include pain medication, antiviral drugs and anti-itching ointments. A shingles vaccination can help prevent future outbreaks.

Customized Shingles Treatment in Gwinnett County

Shingles can be an uncomfortable health condition with serious complications if left untreated. Immediate medical attention can help you find relief. At Medical Dermatology Specialists in Lawrenceville, treatment plans are personalized to meet the needs of residents within Gwinnett County. Schedule an appointment for shingles treatment today.

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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
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