Vita Skin Care Blog Features Shingles Information

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
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Shingles Information

What Are Shingles?

Shingles are actually the same virus as the chickenpox virus people have as children, but years later the virus reappears in a different form.

Shingles Symptoms

  • painful, stinging, itchy rash
  • low grade fever or chills
  • headache
  • break out of blisters

Shingles Treatment And Prevention

Some people suffer so greatly that they turn to the power of painkillers and even anti-seizure medications. Some find relief from acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Some also find it helps to use over-the-counter capsaicin cream.

While there is no guarantee it will prevent shingles, there is a shingle vaccine available.

Visit the full Vita Dermatology Shingles Blog Post for more information on Shingles.