Shingles is skin rash due to an infection of the nerves and the skin. The condition causes very painful blistered rashes along path of the nerve. Sometimes this is referred to as "snake" by the Chinese. The chickenpox virus caused shingles. After a bout of chickenpox, the surviving virus lies dormant in certain sensory nerves for many years, and becomes reactivated when the immune system is weakened. It is thus, common in the sickly and elderly. A person can catch chickenpox from another person with shingles.
|Herpes zoster or Shingles and sometimes referred to as "snake" by the Chinese.|
Shingles vaccine is now available for people 60 years and older.
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