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Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful blistering rash. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. You can only get shingles if you have had chickenpox in the past.

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Last reviewed: December 2019


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Shingles

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Shingles is a viral disease that can cause severe nerve pain. Vaccination is the best protection against shingles.

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