Opthalmic Zoster is a severe complication that can occur when shingles involves the V1 branch of the trigeminal nerve as the eye can be involved causing severe ocular complications. Typically, I encounter Opthalmic Zoster about once a month in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics. When the V1 branch of the trigeminal nerve […]

Zostavax is a live vaccine to prevent shingles indicated for patients 60 years of age and older. I encounter patients with questions about Zostavax on a daily basis in both my The Woodlands and Conroe dermatology clinics. As shingles can be life threatening as well as have significant morbidity, I recommend Zostavax to patients if […]

One of the most common complications of shingles is the development of Post Herpetic Neuralgia, which is a very common skin disorder that I encounter daily in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics. As the varicella zoster virus lays dormant in the dorsal root ganglion and travels along the nerves to cause an […]

Herpes Zoster (Shingles) is one of the most common skin conditions that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. Shingles is a reactivation of the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), which causes chickenpox. After infection with chickenpox or vaccination with the chickenpox vaccine, the virus remains dormant in the dorsal root ganglion of the […]