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Dr. James Gutmann, Family Medicine Physician at Deaconess Clinic Mt. Pleasant
In my 26 years of practicing family medicine, I have treated hundreds of patients with shingles and seen how painful and debilitating it can be. My goal in writing this article is to help people either learn how to potentially avoid shingles, OR help them know what to do if they get shingles.
Dr. James Gutman, Family Medicine Deaconess Clinic
Chickenpox are nearly a childhood rite of passage… Quarantine from others, being doused in calamine lotion and strong inclinations to take a hairbrush to those itchy miserable lesions. The varicella virus (or chickenpox) primes patients to develop herpes zoster later on in life.