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The Prevention of Shingles

aging chicken pox immunity shingles virus Mar 31, 2023

Dr. Paul Ling Tai offers helpful tips on the prevention of Shingles and research of medical journals to provide answers on how to avoid this very painful condition that affects most people after the age of 50.

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Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. There are treatments for shingles symptoms, but there is no cure. Most doctors will recommend a vaccine. Listen to what Dr. Tai has to say about the Shingles Vaccine so you can make an educated decision for your health and wellness.

Shingles FAQ (CDC Source):

Shingles is a painful rash that develops on one side of the face or body. The rash consists of blisters that typically scab over in 7 to 10 days and fully clears up within 2 to 4 weeks.

Before the rash appears, people often have pain, itching, or tingling in the area where it will develop. This may happen several days before the rash appears.

Most commonly, the rash occurs in a single stripe around either the left or the right side of the body. In other cases, the rash occurs on one side of the face. Shingles on the face can affect the eye and cause vision loss. In rare cases (usually in people with weakened immune systems), the rash may be more widespread on the body and look similar to a chickenpox rash.

Other symptoms of shingles can include

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Upset stomach

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