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Herpes Zoster, also known as Shingles is caused by the reactivation of Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection or Chicken pox. Once a person is exposed to Chickenpox the virus is dormant in the nervous system until it is reactivated, typical triggers are stress or illness.
Extremely tender painful papular ulcerating rash which usually presents in a linear pattern commonly on the trunk, or face.
Oral Antivirals such as Acyclovir or Valacyclovir (Valtrex)