Just One More Question About Shingles!
A top infectious disease expert tackles your biggest questions about shingles. Don't miss her surprising answers.
Yout know how there never seems to be quite enough time to get all of your questions answered during your doctor visits? Well, HealthCentral's "Just One More Question!" video series is here to help! We're asking the top docs in their field to answer all your Qs so you can get a real handle on your condition.
For this edition on shingles, we asked Alexea Gaffney-Adams, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York, to explain what to expect if you get this challenging virus, along with in depth information on vaccine and treatment options. Here's what she told us.
What Causes Shingles?
Learn about the various things that could trigger a shingles outbreak.
What Does Shingles Feel Like?
From burning to pins-and-needles, here's how the symptoms of shingles feel.
Is Shingles Contagious?
In short, yes. Here's what to do to avoid infecting someone (or getting infected yourself).
Can Shingles Be Prevented?
When it comes to shingles, vaccination is the best prevention.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From Shingles?
Recovery depends on a few variables. Learn more here.
Are People Who Had the Chicken Pox Vaccine Protected Against Shingles?
Maybe... but maybe not. Here's why you should still consider getting the shingles vaccine.