Shingles facts, suggestions and information about Shingles prevention, treatment and symptom relief

Shingles is a painful condition, and a Shingles outbreak can occur to you at any time, if you've had chickenpox in the past. Learn more about this debilitating illness, what you can do to prevent a Shingles outbreak and treatments for easing the pain and discomfort of a Shingles outbreak.

Shingles Facts

If you've had chickenpox or been vaccinated against chickenpox, you are at risk for having a Shingles outbreak. The older you get, the more likely you are to have a Shingles outbreak, so if you are 60 years old or older you should receive the Shingles vaccine to reduce the chances of having an outbreak. A Shingles outbreak is usually accompanied by painful blisters and a rash that can persist for up to a month, but treatments are available that can ease the pain of the symptoms and reduce the length of a Shingles outbreak. Click on the links below to learn more about Shingles, how to prevent a Shingles outbreak, and treatments your Doctor can prescribe for you to hasten your recovery from an outbreak.

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