Health and Wellness — Shingles outbreak
What Can I Do to Help My Shingles Outbreak?
What is Shingles? Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful and blistering rash caused by the Varicella Zoster virus. It usually affects adults over 50, people with weakened immune systems, and can be especially serious and potentially life-threatening in pregnant women and premature infants. Varicella zoster is the same virus that is responsible for chicken pox. If you have ever had chicken pox, you are at risk of developing shingles. This is because the varicella zoster virus remains dormant in your body, but can be triggered at any time, resulting in an outbreak. Shingles commonly manifest decades after...