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Atlanta Shingles Treatment

Olansky Dermatology Associates specializes in treatment for shingles. The painful blistering rash of shingles often demands clinical treatment. Anti-viral meds from Olansky Dermatology Associates can not only lessen the duration and pain of shingles, but treatment at Olansky Dermatology Associates may also prevent long-lasting nerve pain as well. It is important that to seek shingles treatment right away from Olansky Dermatology Associates in Atlanta, as anti-viral medicine is most effective when initiated within 3 days of a shingles rash appearing.

Atlanta GA Symptoms of Shingles

The board certified dermatologists of Olansky Dermatology Associates can remedy the unpleasant symptoms of shingles in Atlanta GA. Shingles involves a painful blistering rash that occurs in a small area on one side of the body. The rash may start simply with an area of skin that is burning or tingling. The shingles rash soon develops into groups of blisters that eventually crust over. Symptoms of shingles can be extremely painful for several days or weeks. Olansky Dermatology Associates in Atlanta GA can alleviate shingles symptoms with a variety of treatment options.

What Causes Shingles?

The same virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. People that have had the chickenpox are also at risk for getting shingles. After a person recovers from the chickenpox, the virus stays in the body until it reactivates or “wakes up” in the nerve system to become shingles. A weakened immune system can cause a higher risk in getting the shingles virus. Shingles often appears in adults that are over 50 yrs old, those that have an illness, injury or under a lot of stress.

Contact this full service dermatology practice in Atlanta for help with the shingles virus. Olansky Dermatology Associates is dedicated to providing high quality care to patients of all ages.