Is there a test for shingles?

Answer If shingles is suspected, the easiest test to perform is typically a herpes virus antigen detection test. The medical staff will scrape cells off the blister area and send it to the lab. Other tes... Read More »

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Is there a pros and cons to installing new shingles over the old layer of shingles?

The biggest drawback to installing new shingles over old ones is that it will most likely void your warranty. That not withstanding, the old shingles will eventually show through the new ones (espe... Read More »

Are there any negative effects from getting the shingles vaccination after having a bout of shingles?

Shingles, a painful rash caused by the same agent that causes chicken pox, varicella zoster virus (VZV), commonly occurs in people over 50 who have not previously had chicken pox.If you had a vacci... Read More »

Is there any cure for shingles?

According to Medicinenet, shingles is a rash caused by the virus that causes chicken pox. "After an individual has chickenpox, this virus lives in the nervous system and is never fully cleared from... Read More »

Is there any relationship between sciatica&shingles?

On One Hand: Both Affect NervesThe only connection between sciatica and shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is that both conditions affect nerves in the body.On the Other: Sciatica and Shingles ... Read More »