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Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body. It may not cause problems for many years. As you get older, the virus may reappear as shingles. Although it is most common in people over age 50, anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk. Unlike chickenpox, you can't catch shingles from someone who has it.

Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, usually on one side of the body or face. The pain can be mild to severe. Rashes or blisters appear anywhere from one to 14 days later. If shingles appears on your face, it may affect your vision or hearing. The pain of shingles may last for weeks, months, or even years after the blisters have healed.

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  1. Shingles (National Library of Medicine)  
    Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. After ...
  2. Herpes Zoster Oticus From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    ... Contact NINDS Adobe Reader Microsoft Word Viewer NINDS Herpes Zoster Oticus Information Page Synonym(s): Ramsay Hunt Syndrome II ... is being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Herpes Zoster Oticus? Herpes zoster oticus, also called Ramsay Hunt ...
  3. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) (New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center)  
    ... 7, 2013 Select a Language: Fact Sheet 509 Herpes Zoster (Shingles) WHAT IS SHINGLES? SHINGLES AND HIV HOW ... HIV disease, and anyone over 50 years old. Herpes zoster lives in nerve tissue. Outbreaks of shingles start ...
  4. Shingles (and Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus) (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    ... Shingles is another name for a condition called "herpes zoster." It is an infection that results from the ... virus). Shingles causes a painful rash. What is herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO)? Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) is caused ...
  5. Herpes zoster ... Herpes zoster usually clears in 2 to 3 weeks and rarely returns. If the virus affects the nerves ... never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine. A herpes zoster vaccine is available. It is different than the ...
  6. Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... please visit this page: About CDC.gov . Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Facebook Reccomend Twitter Tweet Share Compartir Add this ... will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster. There are an estimated 1 million cases each ...
  7. Herpes zoster (shingles) normally occurs in a limited area that follows a dermatome (see the "dermatome" picture). In individuals with damaged immune systems, herpes zoster may be widespread (disseminated), causing serious illness. Herpes ...
  8. This is a picture of herpes zoster (shingles) on the arm. Shingles are caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Outbreaks of shingles follow the distribution of ...
  9. This is a picture of herpes zoster (shingles) on the hand and fingers. Shingles are caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Outbreaks of shingles often follow ...
  10. This is a picture of herpes zoster (shingles) on the chest. Shingles are caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Outbreaks of shingles often follow the distribution ...
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