Archive for the 'shingles' Category

Catching Shingles

People wonder if you can catch shingles. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus which causes chicken pox.

Early Shingles Symptoms

One of the readers of this blog was kind enough to send me her experience of dealing with shingles and I wanted to share this with everyone: Early shingles symptoms can be pain, tingling or a burning sensation always, confined to one side of the body. If you have not experienced shingles, sometimes it starts, like mine did, with what could only be described as a curious sensation, mine was on one ear.

Common Viral Rashes: What’s my Rash

There are certain skin rashes that are common and actually due to a virus. A common one that kids get is the chicken pox. I still have a mark on my cheek left when I played with it as a kid. If you have kids, try to warn them about scratching and give them [...]

Shingles Disease Vaccine

The shingles disease rash is due to the virus that remains in the body after chicken pox. It breaks out into painful bumps and blisters. In 2008 the Center for Disease Control has come out with the recommendation that adults over 60 get the zoster vaccine to help prevent the shingles disease if they’ve already [...]

What Is Shingles-The Red Rash That Hurts, Itches and Stings

Shingles outbreaks is due to the same virus that causes chicken pox. Once you had chicken pox (most of us had it as children), the virus stays dormantt in your nerves and can be re-awakened when your immune system is low. This can be due to a variety of factors including illness, certain medication, growing [...]