Shingles

Shingles, also called zoster or herpes zoster, is a viral infection that affects the nerves. It typically produces a painful rash with blisters that can be dangerous in some people. The varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox is the same one that causes shingles.

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Can You Get Shingles More Than Once?

Plus, why it's important to get the shingles vaccine—even if you've had shingles before.
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What Actually Causes Shingles—and How You Can Prevent It

Not everyone who has chickenpox as a kid ends up with this painful reactivation of the varicella zoster virus as an adult.
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5 Home Remedies for Shingles

If you ever had chicken-pox, the blister-like rash, you’re at risk for shingles. In addition to prescription medications and OTC pain relievers, there are various home remedies that may ease pain. Watch the video to learn how.
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What Is Shingles?

Shingles, also called zoster or herpes zoster, is a viral infection that affects the nerves.
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