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Painful shingles explained

December 9, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

Shingles is an infection that results from the varicella-zoster virus. This is the same virus that causes chickenpox.

Shingles occurs when a person who has previously had chickenpox experiences a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus. 

Shingles pain and other symptoms typically develop in stages over the course of several weeks. These stages tend to have a somewhat predictable pattern and duration.

This article outlines the symptoms of shingles and provides a timeline of pain stages. It also provides information on treating and preventing shingles and discusses when to contact a doctor.

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