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Painful Health Conditions: Shingles

Shingles is a skin rash characterised by pain and blistering which usually appears on one side of the face or body.

The virus responsible for shingles can be spread to a person who has not had chickenpox disease or vaccinations when a person comes into contact with the fluid contained in the blisters, either directly or indirectly.

A person who has never had chickenpox, but comes into contact with a case of shingles, would develop chickenpox (not shingles).

Treatment is most effective within three days of the rash appearing.

A vaccine is available for people aged 50 years and over.

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