What is shingles? What are the symptoms and signs of shingles? What is the varicella-zoster virus and how does it cause shingles? How are chickenpox and shingles different? Who is at risk for shingles?
Going to a Cleveland Clinic location? Vaccines are available to help prevent shingles and the long-lasting nerve pain that sometimes develops. What is shingles?
It now reads: Valacyclovir mg or 1 G orally, 3 times daily for 7 days. Orofacial acute herpes zoster shingles is an acute viral disease affecting the trigeminal nerve CN V. It is the result of reactivation of the varicella zoster virus VZV that remained dormant in the trigeminal nerve root ganglion following exposure or clinical manifestation of chickenpox. Reactivation could be due to immunosuppression, or it could be age-related. Figure 1: Acute herpes zoster affecting the ophthalmic and maxillary divisions of the trigeminal nerve.