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Shingles Treatment : Treatment Search
Learn about treatments, tests, and procedures for shingles.
What Is Shingles? Shingles is an infection caused by the virus varicella-zoster, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Even after chickenpox is treated, the virus may live on in your nerve tissues for years before reactivating as shingles. Shingles...
Zostavax for Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Zostavax is a new vaccine to reduce the risk for herpes zoster (HZ), commonly known as “shingles,” in elder adults. It is given as a single subcutaneous injection.Having encountered shingles in emergency department patients regularly over the years, and...
Screening for Varicella-Zoster in Pregnancy
The varicella-zoster (V-Z) virus is a member of the herpes virus family. It is the cause of varicella (chickenpox), a viral infection that usually occurs early in childhood. The V-Z virus cannot live and reproduce anywhere other than in the human body.Varicella...
Herpes Zoster Virus Vaccine
Herpes Zoster Virus Vaccine What is this medicine? HERPES ZOSTER VIRUS VACCINE (HUR peez ZOS ter vahy ruhs vak SEEN) is a vaccine. It is used to prevent shingles in adults 50 years old and over. This vaccine is not used to treat shingles...
Shingles Raises Stroke Risk: Study
8 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with the skin disease shingles appear to be at raised risk for stroke, especially when it affects the area around the eyes, researchers report. Previous reports have linked shingles with stroke risk, but "the exact...
Shingles Returns More Often Than Thought
8 (HealthDay News) -- Repeat cases of shingles may be more common than suspected, contends a new study that challenges the long-held belief that people only get shingles once in a lifetime. People with shingles develop a specific type of rash and...
Is Herpes Zoster Hereditary
From Texas - Herpes zoster, more commonly known as shingles, may be linked to family history. Researchers examined over 1,000 patients that were treated between 1992 and 2005 and found that, of over 500 patients with shingles, 39% reported having a blood...
Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds
TUESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who've had shingles have a relatively low short-term risk of developing the painful skin condition again, a new study says. The findings indicate that there is no urgent need for these patients...
Chicken Pox and Shingles
CHICKEN POX AND SHINGLES Chicken pox (varicella) is a highly infectious, acute viral illness caused by the varicella zoster virus. The illness is characterized by a generalized pruritic, vesicular rash with fever and systemic symptoms usually lasting...