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Shingles is contagious and can be spread from an affected person to babies, children, or adults who have not had chickenpox. But instead of...
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My husbands father had them and I also worked in the medical field. Yes they are . They can also cause terrible pain.
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It would be safe, but if you have already had shingles and the vaccination, why get a second Shingles vaccination? Talk to your doctor, but I...
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Shingles (herpes zoster) are an outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin that is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox - the varicella...
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Hi, This first advice come from the Uk’s NHS. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Shingles/Pages/Treatment.aspx Just copy into google to the www. To open...
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Shingles (herpes zoster) results from a reactivation of the virus that also causes chickenpox. With shingles, the first thing you may notice is a...
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Yes. Because shingles can recur, the shingles vaccine may give protection from having shingles again.
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Shingles (herpes zoster) is a viral infection of the nerve roots. It causes pain and often causes a rash on one side of the body, the left or right...
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Without seeing your "bumps", I cannot be sure you have shingles either. Shingles is typically not in the middle of the back, but rather...
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It is hard to determine if it is shingles from your description. Look up pictures and descriptions online and see if your symptoms are similar...
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Hi You have not said what you looking for, so have a look at this link, it may help to see what you do want.Good Luckhttp://www.nhs...
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Anyone who has had chickenpox may get shingles later in life. But there's a vaccine that may help prevent shingles or make it less painful if you do...
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Common side effects of the shingles vaccine may include redness, soreness, swelling, or itching at the site of the injection.
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The severity and duration of an attack of shingles can be significantly reduced by immediate treatment with antiviral drugs, which include acyclovir...
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Unfortunately, the shingles shot is not 100% effective, so there is a chance you can still get it. Before relying on a self-diagnosis, see your...