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Medical Reference Related to Shingles

  1. Shingles - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional immediately if : Any sign of shingles develops (such as pain or changes in vision) that affects your forehead, nose, eye, or eyelid. Any symptoms of shingles develop (such as headache, stiff neck, dizziness, weakness, hearing

  2. Antivirals for Shingles

    Drug details for Antivirals for shingles.

  3. Shingles - What Happens

    Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After an attack of chickenpox, the virus remains in the tissues in your nerves. As you get older, or if you have an illness or stress that weakens your immune system, the virus may reappear in t

  4. Shingles - Treatment Overview

    There is no cure for shingles, but treatment may shorten the length of illness and prevent complications. Treatment options include: Antiviral medications, sometimes in combination with corticosteroids, to reduce the pain and duration of shingles.

  5. Shingles Vaccine

    See if you’re at risk for shingles and how it may be prevented with the shingles vaccine.

  6. Managing the Pain of Postherpetic Neuralgia

    WebMD looks at managing postherpetic neuralgia, the nerve pain that often lingers after a shingles rash goes away.

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