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Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV).
Major nursing goals for a client with shingles may include increased understanding of the disease condition and treatment regimen, relief of discomfort from the lesions, emphasis on strict contact isolation, development of self-acceptance, and absence of complications. Here are four (4) nursing care plans (NCP) for herpes zoster (shingles):
Antivirals are agents used to treat the diseases caused by viruses such as warts and common colds.