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Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Here's how to recognise the symptoms, prevent shingles and get the best treatment for you.
Shingles — infographic
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful blistering rash. This infographic provides you with information on the symptoms, treatments and vaccination.
There are many different kinds of rashes and skin conditions. Some are quick and easy to treat, while others are chronic or more difficult to get rid of. Find out more here.
There are many different kinds of infectious diseases. Find out about conditions such as shingles, chlamydia, measles, conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis and more here.
Nerve pain (neuralgia)
Nerve pain can feel like a shooting, stabbing or burning sensation. You can be treated with pain relief medicines, exercise and alternative therapies. Learn how to identify symptoms and manage nerve pain.
Peripheral nerve disorders
The peripheral nerves include the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord. When damaged, peripheral nerves can't communicate properly. Learn more about causes of peripheral nerve disorders on this page.
Blisters form in response to friction or pressure on the skin. Many need only simple care; others may be a symptom of disease and need to be treated by your GP.
Numbness in the limbs is common, especially if you’ve been sitting or sleeping awkwardly. If the numbness continues over a long period, you should see a doctor.
Chest pain is any sort of pain felt in your upper body, from your jaw and shoulders down to your ribs. It can be a symptom of a heart attack. Find out the facts and when to be concerned.
Obesity at conception linked to pregnancy complications
Women should lose weight before getting pregnant if they're obese or overweight, experts say, as excess weight at conception is linked to pregnancy complications.