Although the chickenpox vaccine is not recommended to prevent shingles, the hope is that children who have had the vaccine to prevent primary chickenpox will not experience shingles when they get older. Clinical trials are being conducted to evaluate the most effective strategies to prevent shingles.
If your condition is diagnosed within 72 hours after the rash appears, your doctor may prescribe antiviral medication. Some antiviral medications used to treat shingles include...Read more
Herpes medications are generally safe, whether you are taking herpes antiviral medication to treat an outbreak or you're taking... Read more »
On June 9, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first effective vaccine against Human Papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection that... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Shingles and chickenpox are both caused by a single virus of the herpes family, known as varicella-zoster virus (VZV). The word herpes is derived... Read more »