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The 4 stages of shingles and how the condition progresses

The stages of shingles are tingling pain, followed by a burning feeling and a red rash, then blistering, and finally the blisters will crust over. You will typically develop a rash about 1-5 days after you feel numbness or tingling pain. During the blistering phase, you are contagious and can […]
The 4 stages of shingles and how the condition progresses
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The signs of chickenpox and when you should see a doctor

The signs of chickenpox include fever, fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, and an itchy rash. The rash usually develops about 10 to 21 days after you are exposed to the virus, and the other physical symptoms can occur a few days before the rash develops. The infection usually lasts 5 […]
The signs of chickenpox and when you should see a doctor
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You can get shingles more than once — here’s who’s most at risk

You can get shingles more than once, though it is rare. Though experts aren’t sure why, the virus can reactivate in your body a second or third time. People with a compromised immune system from old age, chemotherapy, HIV, or stress, are more likely to have a second outbreak of […]
You can get shingles more than once — here’s who’s most at risk
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Here’s how you can catch chickenpox from someone with shingles

Shingles is not contagious, but it is caused by a virus that you can spread to another person which may cause them to develop chickenpox. You can only catch chickenpox from someone with shingles if you have never been exposed to the virus before either by catching chickenpox or getting […]
Here’s how you can catch chickenpox from someone with shingles