What is medical shingles?

Answer Medical shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection that manifests as a blistering rash. Common only to individuals who have a history of chickenpox, shingles is a painful condition... Read More »

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Medical Question: What Is Shingles?

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is an infection that you acquire when the varicella-zoster virus gets activated in your body, according to It belongs to the same family of viruses tha... 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 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 »

Does HIPAA protect the right to access medical records even if the medical bill has not been paid In other words can a medical provider deny access to your own medical records if you owe money?

HIPAA allows patient access to their own medical record, with very few exceptions. Failure to pay the bill is NOT one of those exceptions.Added: HIPAA restricts and prevents the dissemination of yo... Read More »