Your Full Guide to Shingles

Did you know that shingles is an infection of the nerve? You might be wondering what causes it, and how to prevent. Luckily, we’ve got your covered!

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Think of Shingles as two infections rolled into one...

It all started as a result of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection. You may know it as Chickenpox. A few years later after you’ve recovered fully from such infection, the same virus is activated and travels along nerve fibers to your skin.

This relapse is the second punch: Herpes Zoster, otherwise known as Shingles.

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How shingles looks like

Shingles is a painful rash that develops on one side of the face or certain parts of your body. A few people are quite confused on whether or not they have it, but usually here are some description:

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What causes shingles?

 

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What are the symptoms of shingles?

Symptoms of shingles can vary widely, but doctors are often able to identify the virus quickly…

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Is shingles contagious?

Shingles, in itself, is not contagious; however, the virus that causes the shingles is…

 

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What are the possible risk factors?

If you have weak immune system, physical (cancer treatments or major surgery) and emotional stress, and your age…

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Any shingles treatments?

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When to see a doctor?

If the affected area is near the eyes, or if its widespread and intolerable pain. If you also in direct contact with seniors or people with high risk factors.

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What are the recovery stages?

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What are side effects of shingles?

There are short-term, long-term and severe side effects of shingles. For a complete list in each category, click the learn more button below.

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Are there prevention for reoccurance of shingles?

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