Ailments & Conditions

How to Identify Shingles Under the Breast

What Are Shingles?

Shingles is a viral condition that leads to a painful rash. It occurs when the varicella zoster virus, which causes chickenpox, is reactivated after a dormant period. In addition to discomfort and fluid-filled sacs, people with this disease may experience persistent pain even after it heals. Many treatment options can help manage the symptoms, especially antiviral medications. The most effective way to prevent shingles is to take a vaccine that can fight against the varicella zoster virus. Since the risk tends to become higher in older people, those who are over 50 years should are recommended to get two vaccines. [1]