Shingles cannot be transmitted from one person to another, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, a person who has active shingles can spread the varicella zoster virus to another person wh... More »

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Shingles occurs when the same virus that causes chicken pox reactivates due to a weakened immune system or certain types of medication, according to WebMD. Only people who had chicken pox in the past can get shingles, an... More »

The most common health issue that occurs following shingles is post-herpetic neuralgia, a condition characterized by severe pain in the areas where the shingles rash was located, according to the Centers for Disease Cont... More »

According for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shingles is not contagious, but the virus that causes shingles can be spread through skin-to-skin contact if a rash is present. An individual may develop chic... More »

Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the virus that causes shingles, varicella zoster, can be spread from a person with an active shi... More »

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Calamine lotion or cream may be used to relieve the itching associated with shingles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Colloidal oatmeal baths and wet compresses may also help. Pain medication... More »

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The shingles vaccine is effective for about six years, and possibly longer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of 2015, studies are underway to determine the exact length of time the shingles... More »

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