<ul><li>Shingles is a skin rash that is caused by the same virus that causes the chickenpox and lives in the body after a ...
<ul><li>Commonly occurs in people over the age of 60 and people under emotional stress, with an immune deficiency, or with...
<ul><li>Shingles is caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus which remains in a persons body after they have had the chickenpo...
<ul><li>There may not be a visible rash for the first week or so but then small blisters may appear. The affected area wil...
<ul><li>Symptoms that may occur include headache, sensitivity to light, flu like symptoms without a fever, itching, tingli...
<ul><li>Do not scratch the skin, it may increase risk of bacterial infection.  </li></ul><ul><li>Place a cool, damp rag on...
<ul><li>Bacterial infection can occur if the skin is not kept clean or blisters are scratched open.  </li></ul><ul><li>Eye...
<ul><li>Other complications include hearing loss, scarring, muscle weakness, and postherpetic neuralgia.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>http://health.yahoo.com/infectiousdisease-symptoms/shingles-symptoms/healthwise--aa29607.html </li></ul><ul><li>ht...
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  1. 2. <ul><li>Shingles is a skin rash that is caused by the same virus that causes the chickenpox and lives in the body after a person has had them. </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly called the Varicella Zoster Virus. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Commonly occurs in people over the age of 60 and people under emotional stress, with an immune deficiency, or with cancer. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Shingles is caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus which remains in a persons body after they have had the chickenpox. It can also be spread from person to person. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>There may not be a visible rash for the first week or so but then small blisters may appear. The affected area will eventually crust over and heal. The whole process takes about 3 to 4 weeks. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Symptoms that may occur include headache, sensitivity to light, flu like symptoms without a fever, itching, tingling, pain where a rash appears and later blisters or scabs may form. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Do not scratch the skin, it may increase risk of bacterial infection. </li></ul><ul><li>Place a cool, damp rag on the blisters to keep them from drying out. </li></ul><ul><li>A pain medication such as aspirin or ibuprofen is often used to relieve pain. </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors may prescribe antiviral medicines such as acyclovic or famciclovir. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Bacterial infection can occur if the skin is not kept clean or blisters are scratched open. </li></ul><ul><li>Eye damage or loss of eye sight can occur if the shingles spreads near the eyes such as on the nose or forehead. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Other complications include hearing loss, scarring, muscle weakness, and postherpetic neuralgia. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>http://health.yahoo.com/infectiousdisease-symptoms/shingles-symptoms/healthwise--aa29607.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.medicinenet.com/shingles/article.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.shinglesinfo.com/complications-of-shingles.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.emedicinehealth.com/shingles/page6_em.htm </li></ul>
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