What is Shingles?

Shingles is another name for vericella zoster viral infection(also called "zona") which is latent inside after the initial infection with Chickenpox,in childhood.In elderly/adolescents once the virus is activated either by immunity or any drug it appears clinically as rash,typically along the nerve path beneath the skin with rash.

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I am 46 yrs old and believe I have the shingles.. I have viewed pictures of the disease online and compared them and the pain to what I...

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Even if you have had shingles in the past you may still receive the vaccine for shingles from your doctor. The vaccine protects you but really does...

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i recently took my 18 month old daughter to the doctors because she had blisters on her tounge hands and knees they first said it could be hand,...

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Welcome to HCM.
I am suspecting herpes zoster (shingles) in your case. You are right that shingles is a reactivation of chicken pox which...

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My husband who is 49 has been diagnosed with Shingles. We have been to the ER twice in the last two days. On an antviral and just put on...

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Thanks for posting you query to health care magic.
shingels is an viral infection and recover in about two weeks of time .by that time you need to...

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