Shingles

What is shingles?

Shingles is an outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin. It is 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. But as you get older, the virus may reappear as shingles.

Is shingles contagious?

Shingles is not contagious. But you can catch chickenpox from someone with shingles. If you've never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine, try to stay away from anyone who has shingles.

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  1. Shingles (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is shingles? Shingles is an outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin. It is caused by the varicella-zoster ...
  2. Herpes Zoster Oticus From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Shingles/Specifics ... Shingles ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes of Health
  3. Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. This is the ... Herpes zoster usually clears in 2 to 3 weeks and rarely returns. If the virus affects the nerves ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. ... virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles is also called herpes zoster. ... Elsevier; 2021:chap 12. Whitley RJ. Chickenpox and herpes zoster (varicella-zoster virus). In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, ...
  6. ... virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles is also called herpes zoster. ... Elsevier; 2021:chap 12. Whitley RJ. Chickenpox and herpes zoster (varicella-zoster virus). In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, ...
  7. 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 ...
  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 neck and cheek. Shingles are caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Outbreaks of shingles often follow ...
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