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Medical Reference Related to Shingles

  1. Shingles - Prevention

    Anyone who has had chickenpox may get shingles later in life. However, the FDA recently approved a vaccine, known as Zostavax, that may help prevent shingles. Ask your doctor about the availability of this vaccine.

  2. Will My Shingles Come Back?

    Most people only get shingles once. But you can get it again. Be prepared by taking steps to prevent it, or ease it if it does come back.

  3. An Overview of Shingles

    Learn about shingles symptoms, causes, and treatments here.

  4. Shingles: Are You Risking Nerve Pain?

    Learn more from WebMD about treatment for postherpetic neuralgia, the pain that lingers after a shingles outbreak.

  5. Shingles

    With shingles, the first thing you may notice is a tingling sensation or pain on one side of your body or face. Painful skin blisters then erupt on only one side of your face or body along the distribution of nerves on the skin.

  6. Shingles Blisters

    The cluster of blisters that form with shingles fill with fluid, pop, then start to ooze. Eventually the affected areas crust over and heal like the rash shown here.

  7. Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

    Shingles (herpes zoster) results from a reactivation of the virus that also causes chickenpox. With shingles, the first thing you may notice is a tingling sensation or pain on one side of your body or face. Painful skin blisters then erupt on only one side of your face or body along the distribution of nerves on the skin.

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