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Asthmatics at Higher Risk for Developing Shingles

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

What You Must Know About Shingles

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).

By Stephanie Stephens

Do You Need the Shingles Vaccine?

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.

By Cindy Uken

Shingles Vaccine: What You Should Know

Although not guaranteed to prevent the development of shingles, the vaccine significantly reduces the risk.

By HealthAfter50