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Shingles Symptoms

How to Manage Shingles Symptoms?

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that gives you chickenpox. It shows up with a painful rash and usually lasts 2 to 4 weeks. With shingles symptoms of pain, burning, itching, and all-around discomfort, the symptoms can be tough to ride out. You can’t make an

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Shingles: Symptoms and Treatments

Shingle is a viral infection that often presents as a painful and localized rash. It is seldom fatal, but it can be extremely painful and in some rare cases it can leave a lasting impact on the body. Symptoms of Shingles At first, shingles will present as a tingling or

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Why Should Older People Get the Shingles Vaccine?

As we get older, numerous health concerns may pop up for us – such as cholesterol, high blood pressure, arthritis and diabetes, but does anyone give much thought to something such as shingles? Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash and sometimes blisters. Sadly, in older adults,

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How to protect yourself from Shingles?

Shingles is an infection which causes a painful rash and is also called Herpes Zoster.  It infects nerves and the skin around them and is caused by the varicella-zoster virus.  There is a Shingles vaccine to protect against the disease but this is only available on the NHS for people in their 70s.

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