Taking medicines that affect your immune system, such as steroids or medicines that are taken after having an organ transplant.
If a pregnant woman gets chickenpox, her baby has a high
risk for shingles during his or her first 2 years of life. And if a baby gets chickenpox in the first year of life, he or she has a higher risk for shingles during childhood.1
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a common
complication of shingles that lasts for at least 30 days and may continue for
months or years. You can reduce your risk for getting shingles and developing PHN by getting the shingles vaccine.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
December 18, 2012
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