Shingles Risk Factors
Shingles can occur in anyone who has had chickenpox. However, certain factors put individuals at risk for developing shingles. Risk factors include: being 60 or older, having had chickenpox before the age of 1 , having diseases that weaken the...
Sep 17, 2014 ... A person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the blister-
phase. A person is not infectious before the blisters appear.
Shingles is a contagious condition related to chickenpox that usually occurs in
older adults. See what causes it and how you can avoid getting or spreading it.
Aug 3, 2016 ... This article looks at how shingles is transmitted, along with the risk factors
involved with the condition and steps that can be taken to prevent it.
Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV). ... A
person with shingles can spread the disease through direct contact with the rash
Jul 22, 2016 ... Shingles is a contagious viral infection that causes symptoms and signs such as
skin tingling, numbness, and burning, as well as a painful, ...
Transmission. Exposure to shingles will not cause you to get shingles. But if you
have not had chickenpox and have not gotten the chickenpox vaccine, you can ...
Learn about shingles (herpes zoster), a painful, contagious rash caused by the
chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster). Read on for treatment and vaccine ...
Apr 15, 2016 ... Other possible complications include a bacterial skin infection, spread of infection
to internal organs of the body, or eye damage. Scarring is ...
But the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles is not the same virus
responsible for cold sores or genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection.