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Shingles: understanding the symptoms and treatment

If you’ve had chickenpox, even years ago as a child, you are at increased risk for developing shingles. The chickenpox virus can be dormant for years, then “wake up” leading to a burning, tingling pain, followed by an itchy, blistery rash called shingles. Shingles can be painful and its effects long-lasting. Pain after shingles can persist indefinitely. The good news is that a vaccine given to people at 50 and older can reduce your risk of developing shingles.

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