What Is Shingles and How Can It Be Treated?

Shingles is a viral infection characterized by a painful, blistery skin rash. It is caused by varicella-zoster, the same virus that causes chickenpox. The virus can lie dormant in the body’s nerve roots and become reactivated as shingles years after the original infection. While shingles is not life threatening, it is often painful and can […]

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