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Shingles is a painful viral skin disease that causes strip-like rashes on one side of the body. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus that also causes chicken pox. After a person has recovered from chicken pox, the virus can lie dormant in the body and reactivate, sometimes after years, to cause shingles.

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About Shingles
In ‘Shingles’ or ‘Herpes Zoster’ painful skin rashes appear usually on the side of chest wall. It is caused by chicken pox virus called varicella zoster. .. Read More
Postherpetic Neuralgia - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
Postherpetic neuralgia is a type of nerve pain that occurs following shingles or herpes zoster... Read More
Chickenpox (Varicella) - Symptom Evaluation
Chickenpox or varicella is a contagious disease that causes itchy rash and red spots or blisters all over the body... Read More
Chicken Pox | Varicella Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Complications FAQs
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Acyclovir for the Treatment of Shingles
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