Statistics of Babies With Shingles - Causes of Shingles

 

 
 
Health Problem With Shingles  

       Usually there is not health problem with shingles because the blisters heal well. However, sometimes the blisters can get infected with bacteria leading to cellulitis, which is a bacterial infection of the skin. If a person gets cellulitis because of shingles, the affected area becomes red, warm, firm and tender.

Health Problem With Shingles

One will find red streaks around the wound. If you notice this, you should immediately contact your doctor so that he can prescribe antibiotics to treat the condition.However, the most worrisome health problem with shingles is when it affects the face, especially the forehead and nose. In cases like this, it is quite possible that a shingles outbreak can affect the optic nerve. If this happens, it can lead to loss of vision. More...

Causes Of Shingles

Causes Of Shingles

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. After a person gets chicken pox, the chicken pox virus does not leave the body. Instead it lives in the nervous system in a dormant and inactive condition. When the virus becomes active in the nervous system, it causes shingles. More...

 

Shingles Vaccine

Shingles Vaccine

In the United States, it is now recommended that all children between 18 months and adolescence take varicella vaccine so that they are protected against chicken pox. People who are vaccinated against chicken pox are less likely to get shingles because a weak attenuated strain of virus in the chicken pox vaccine is less likely to survive in the body over the years. More...

 

Statistics Of Babies With Shingles

Statistics Of Babies With Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash usually seen in adults but there have been cases of babies with shingles. Shingles is caused by the chicken pox virus, which stays dormant in the body even after the actual chicken pox disappears. If the virus gets active, it causes shingles.More...

 

 

    

Are Shingles Contagious ?

Are Shingles Contagious

In the United States, each year nearly one million people are afflicted by shingles, also known as herpes zoster. Shingles is a painful viral infection, which is caused by the chicken pox virus. Shingles can develop in anyone who has had chicken pox. More...



 

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