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What is Shingles?

Almost one out of three people in America will develop shingles during their lifetime. If you are age 60 years or older, ask your doctor about the shingles vaccine. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a disease that causes a painful skin rash. In addition, shingles can lead to severe pain that can last for months or even years after the rash goes away, a condition known as post-herpetic neuralgia. Shingles can lead to other serious complications as well, including eye problems. Read More.