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As a family we go to Dr. White for several years now for skin cancer prevention. Dr. White bedside manners are very good and he is very knowledgeab...

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What is Herpes Zoster (Shingles)?

Anyone who has had chicken pox has the potential to develop shingles. In fact, 1 in every 5 people will experience at least one episode of shingles.

After a case of chicken pox, the virus remains in a dormant stage (hibernation). Years later, it may awaken and travel down the nerve and produce grouped blisters in a linear pattern corresponding to the nerve that supplies that area of skin. The most common location is on the trunk, but it can occur anywhere.

 

If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.