Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about shingles, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
Most rashes disappear on their own within a few days. Talk with your pharmacist if you aren’t sure which lotion or cream would work best on your rash.
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Shingrix, a shingles vaccine approved by the FDA in 2017, is significantly more effective but carries a higher risk of side effects than Zostavax.
Shingles is a viral infection that causes an excruciatingly painful rash. The virus is caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chicken pox.
We’re answering all of your pressing questions about shingles, like if it’s contagious, how to prevent it, and if you can get it twice (or more).
Shingrix is safer than Zostavax for people with multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune illnesses. Here’s why.
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At least 1 million people in the United States get shingles every year, a painful and often debilitating skin rash that can take weeks to resolve.
Although not guaranteed to prevent the development of shingles, the vaccine significantly reduces the risk.