Shingles has been coming up with my patients asking questions about preventing shingles and treating shingles. There are Naturopathic treatments for shingles. Shingles is one expression of a broken immune system which a vaccine will not correct. Let's see what you know about shingles with this quiz.
Herpes zoster, also referred to as shingles, is an acute, cutaneous viral infection caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), the herpesvirus that causes chickenpox. Herpes zoster is an acute neurologic disease that warrants immediate evaluation. Many individuals continue to suffer pain after the virus resolves, a condition known as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Do you know which symptoms to watch for, which tests to obtain, and what treatment to initiate? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz. Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Shingles? Medscape. Mar 03, 2015.