What Triggers A Shingles Outbreak?

What triggers a shingles outbreak? Dr. Angela Walk

As a wellness physician, my patients will come to me for the best way to manage health concerns with natural remedies. In regards to shingles, many of them have asked, what triggers a shingles outbreak?

If you had chickenpox as a child you may remember the red, painfully itchy blister-like rash, and perhaps the fever and fatigue that came along with it.

Shingles is caused by the same virus as chickenpox (varicella-zoster) and is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus. Reactivation occurs in approximately 10 percent of people who previously had chickenpox.

After you’ve had chickenpox as a child, the virus lays dormant in your body. A strong immune system usually keeps the shingles virus at bay, however, when your immune system becomes compromised or is weakened, it can cause the virus to reactivate and cause shingles.

Addressing the shingles virus naturally is the most effective way to manage an outbreak. Natural treatments include essential oils, proper nutrition, and natural supplements that provide support for your immune system and help to manage stress.

Let's take a look at each of these and answer any questions you may have about the shingles virus.

Dr. Angela Walk

Dr. Angela Walk

Wellness Physician

Founder of Nashville Organix

What Cause Shingles?

What causes shingles? Dr. Angela Walk

Shingles is a condition that presents with a painful rash or blisters on the skin that is often shaped like a band or belt.