Physicians Who Treat Herpes Zoster Who Accept Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO Near Elizabeth, NJ
Shingles (herpes zoster) is an infection caused by the virus responsible for chicken pox. Shingles initially causes a painful, red rash that is usually located on one side of the body. This rash is followed by small, fluid-filled blisters. The blisters dry up in a few days and form crusts that typically fall off after two to three weeks.