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A viral infection caused by varicella-zoster characterized by painful rash with blisters.


Symptoms include headachefeverchills nauseafatigue, and rashes.

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It is caused due to the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus.


Diagnosis is usually done by physical examination and reviewing medical history.

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  • Treatable by a medical professional
  • Diagnosed by medical professional
  • Requires lab test or imaging
  • Can last several days or weeks
  • Usually preventable by vaccine
  • Transmitted through direct contact


Antivirals: Drugs used to kill a virus or suppress its ability to replicate.

Acyclovir . Valacyclovir . Famciclovir

Anti-inflammatory drugs: Drugs used to manage inflammation due to the infected virus.

Ibuprofen . Diphenhydramine . Capsaicin