Shingles Treatment at Urgent Care & Walk in Clinic in Greenville, SC
Shingles is an extremely common infection that usually affects both men and women above the age of 60. However, anyone who has had chicken pox at some point in their lives is susceptible to getting shingles, otherwise known as herpes zoster.
Individuals with any of the following health histories are more susceptible to contracting shingles at any age:
- Those with weak immune systems from illnesses such as cancer or HIV
- Those who take immunosuppressive drugs after organ transplants
At AFC Urgent Care Greenville, SC our physicians focus on providing your family with preventative advice and treatment for shingles. We are a family friendly walk-in urgent care clinic that is open flexible hours for your benefit. While shingles can be a painful and bothersome infection, it can be prevented and quickly treated with the right medical advice.
Shingles is a rash that generally forms on one side of the body in chunks, and generally lasts for a month or so, depending on the severity. Along with the physical rash, symptoms can include fever or nausea. Usually before the rash is visible, there is itching or pain in the area, which is a telltale sign of shingles onset. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a physician as soon as possible. AFC Urgent Care Greenville, SC is open after work hours, so that you can come in for immediate medical care. We look forward to helping you feel better soon!