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What is shingles?

Shingles is an infection of nerves and the area of skin around them. It is caused by the herpes varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox.A According to the UK Nat (MORE)

Will the shingles vaccination prevent shingles?

The shingles vaccine will not completely protect everybody who gets it from shingles. However, it undoubtedly does drastically reduce your chances of getting it. And, if you d (MORE)

Can you get shingles from shingles?

No. In fact, the only thing that you can get shingles from is your own body. The herpes zoster virus which causes shingles is actually the same virus that causes chickenpox. A (MORE)

Is shingles contaigous?

  Answer     Yes, in a way. It is caused by the virus which causes Chicken Pox, and someone susceptible to Chicken Pox can get that from someone with Shingles. Bu (MORE)

What can you do when you have shingles in your head?

If you catch them early enough, the doctor can prescribe anti-viral medicines which will help them go away faster and maybe lessen their symptoms somewhat. If they are externa (MORE)

What are Shingles?

  Shingles has another name, which is herpes zoster or as zoster. Herpes zoster is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on (MORE)

Who can get shingles?

Its mainly common in men and women over 50 but from experience, 11 year olds can get it too! ( yes i am 12 and i had shingles at the start of year 7). the only reason young pe (MORE)

Can you get shingles on your hands?

Shingles, a part of the chicken pox virus can be anywhere. Having it on the hands is rare. Shingles typically appears on half the trunk of the body following a major nerve.
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What is shingles-?

The official definition for the word shingles is "an acute, painful  inflammation of the nerve ganglia, with a skin eruption often  forming a girdle around the middle of the (MORE)