Atlanta Shingles Treatment

Olansky Dermatology Associates can offer treatment for your shingles in Atlanta. If you are experiencing this painful blistering rash caused by shingles, our general dermatologists can offer treatment to alleviate your symptoms. Anti-viral meds can not only make the duration of your shingles shorter and less painful, but our treatment may also prevent long-lasting nerve pain as well. If you or someone you know has the shingles, it is important that they seek treatment right away from Olansky Dermatology Associates in Atlanta. Treatment with an anti-viral medicine is most effective when initiated within 3 days of your shingles rash appearing.

Symptoms of Shingles

Our board certified dermatologists can help you with your unpleasant shingles symptoms 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 as just an area of skin that burns, tingles or feels very sensitive. The shingles rash soon develops into groups of blisters that eventually crust over and can be extremely painful for weeks. It is not uncommon for shingles suffers to also have flu-like symptoms with their rash as well. Let Olansky Dermatology Associates help you with your shingles symptoms by providing effective treatment to alleviate your pain and duration of this virus.

What Causes Shingles?

The same virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. If you have had the chickenpox, you are at risk for getting shingles. After a person recovers from the chickenpox, the virus stays in the body. Shingles can appear years later when the virus reactivates or “wakes up” in your nerve system. A weakened immune system can cause a higher risk in getting the shingles virus. Therefore, shingles is seen more in adults that are over 50 yrs old, have an illness or injury, or are under a lot of stress.

Contact our Atlanta Shingles Treatment Practice today for help with your shingles virus. Olansky Dermatology Associates is dedicated to providing our patients with high quality care in the comfortable environment they deserve.