Shingles

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Can Other Rashes Be Mistaken for Shingles?

Shingles is caused by a virus; it involves a rash and painful symptoms. Other conditions with rashes are generally not mistaken for shingles. Shingles is a viral infection that includes a painful rash. It is caused by the same virus that causes...

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Why Shingles May Be a First Sign of HIV

Shingles is a common condition. Because it is related to a weakened immune system, it can point to a possible HIV infection. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection marked by a painful, itchy rash. It is caused by the...

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Prevalence of Immunocompromised Kids

Whether caused by a primary immunodeficiency or a secondary cause, these problems with immunity are also not as rare as most people believe. Despite the probability of getting frequent upper respiratory infections and a few gastrointestinal...

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Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus (VZV). Reviewed by a board-certified dermatologist.

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How to Identify Shingles Rash Under the Breast

Shingles under the breasts and along the torso occur in a band-like pattern. Early signs of shingles also include burning and tingly skin pain. Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a viral infection that causes a painful rash with blisters that often...

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An Overview of Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus is a serious infection that affects the eye and the surrounding skin. Get info on the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) is a serious, vision-threatening infection that affects the...

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Treating Shingles on the Scalp

Shingles can affect your scalp, causing itchiness and pain. Learn more about how it can be treated. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. According to the Centers for Disease Control...

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Can You Get Shingles More Than Once?

Most people will only have shingles once, but, rarely, shingles can recur a second time or even more often. You can take steps to reduce the risk. Shingles is a severe skin rash caused by the herpes zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Those...

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Can You Have Shingles Without a Rash?

Shingles is most often associated with a painful rash. However, it is possible to have shingles without a rash. Learn how it is identified and managed. Most people who develop shingles have a tell-tale rash on one side of their body. But it’s...

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Can You Die From Shingles?

Shingles is not usually life-threatening, but it can be fatal if your immune system is compromised. Learn more about the risks. Shingles is a common condition caused by the varicella-zoster virus—the same virus that causes chickenpox. For most...

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