How does Shingles form?
-The Shingles virus is caused by a
virus, the varicella zoster virus which
also causes the chicken pox virus.
How is the Shingles Transmitted?
-After obtaining the chicken pox, the
varicella zoster virus remains in the
nerves of your body.
Who gets Shingles?
- In most cases adults 50 or older are likey to
-It is very rare for children and adults in there
20's and 30's to get shingles
-For example, there about 2.5 cases a year
for every 1,000 people in the united states
- I myself had shingles at age 14 which is
extremely rare, i was the youngest person in
my doctors offcie to have such disease.
Signs and Symptoms
- Burning sensation
-bubbles and sore
Is Shingles Contagious
- If you are around someone who has
shingles you can not recieve them, you
will recieve chicken pox in its place.
- Shingles is brought out by a virus that
sits in your nerves and is usually
brought out by stress or infection. Also,
sometimes by childhood cancers or
Can you become immune to Shingles?
- Shingles can appear multiple times in
one persons lifetime
-The younger you are to obtain
Shingles the better chance you have of
them coming back, alot of times in the
What areas of the body are effected?
-Doctors use a map of the body to
show where shingles are mostlikely to
form so they are eaiser to identify
-a shingles break out ONLY forms on
ONE side of the body in a band like
-The two most commom areas for a
Shingles out break is on the lower back
Can they be prevented?
-It is very unlikely to 100% prevent shingles
-There is an antibiotic that can be taken to
prevent them within the first 3 days of the
outbreak, but it is very unlikely to recgonize
the outbreak this early before it is in full
-Treatments include pain patches and pain
medicines such as vicodin
Course of Shingles
-Shingles last from anywhere
around 2-5 weeks
-This disease may be very painful
but is not close to terminal