Do you know that anyone who has had chicken pox is at risk of developing shingles? The same virus that causes chickenpox also causes Shingles. Shingles can occur in people of all ages and the risk increases as people get older. When shingles develop, a painful or blistering rash appear on the skin, generally on one side of the body.
Common symptoms of shingles include:
- Pain, burning, numbness or tingling
- Sensitivity to touch
- A red rash that begins a few days after the pain
- Fluid-filled blisters that break open and crust over
Some may also experience:
- Sensitivity to light
Shingles vaccination is a single shot vaccine used for adults 50 years of age or older to prevent Shingles (also known as herpes zoster). It is not a treatment for Shingles—it’s a vaccine you can get now to help reduce your risk of getting Shingles in the future. The sooner you get vaccinated, the better your chances of protecting yourself from Shingles.
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