What is shingles disease?

Answer Shingles is an illness that causes a painful, blistering rash on the skin. It is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles will typically disappear on its own.Source:Medline Plus: S... Read More »

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Is shingles a communicable disease?

Technically yes, but only through direct contact with the wounds, blisters or rashes of the person having the shingles disease.A healthy person cannot get shingles if informal contact is made with ... Read More »

Who discovered the disease shingles?

Shingles is a disease caused by the herpes zoster virus. It has been around so long that no one knows who first discovered the disease. Dr. Richard Bright thought it may have neural origins in 183... 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 »