The herpes zoster virus that causes chicken pox stays in the body dormant after the illness. This virus can be reactivated and cause a skin outbreak called shingles decades after a person had chicken pox. Shingles can cause painful, itchy blisters in a rash. While there is a vaccine for shingles, there are still many cases diagnosed every year. Our dermatology team at Dr. Hessa offers a diagnosis and shingles treatment at our clinic.