Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is shingles?
  2. Who gets shingles?
  3. What are the symptoms of shingles?
  4. How is shingles diagnosed?
  5. What complications can arise from shingles?
  6. What causes shingles?
  7. What are the risk factors for shingles?
  8. Does stress bring on shingles?
  9. I have never had chickenpox. How careful must I be to avoid getting shingles from somebody?
  10. Is shingles contagious?
  11. What is it like to have shingles?
  12. Why is shingles so painful?
  13. Can you get the rash all over your body?
  14. Are there people who get shingles without a rash?
  15. How long can it take for the symptoms to go away?
  16. Can I get shingles again?
  17. What should I do if I suspect I have shingles?
  18. Is there a vaccine to prevent shingles?
  19. Where can I get the shingles vaccine?
  20. Are there people who should not get the shingles vaccine?
  21. What treatments are there for shingles?
  22. Do the medicines cure shingles?

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