Welcome to Contagious Shingles Resources

Have you been experiencing symptoms such as itchy skin, fatigue, and headaches lately? If so, you may be suffering from the disease shingles. Getting more information on the symptoms will help you to figure out if you are suffering from the virus, and will help you to get the treatment you need right away. On this website you will find articles and resources about shingles and chickenpox.

Is Shingles Contagious?

Yes shingles can be contagious. Getting a disease shingles vaccine is very important for people over the age of 60. Patients in this age group are much more likely to develop shingles, since the immune system is most likely compromised at this age. If you know that you have a weakened immune system due to a previous illness like cancer or dialysis, you should talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated right away. The shot will reduce the severity of shingles if you already have it, and will decrease the amount of time that you have to suffer with an outbreak. Additional medications that will remove impurities from your body may also be helpful. Read more about how contagious shingles is…

About Shingles Symptoms

If you think you may have the disease shingles, you should pay attention to the three main stages that are associated with the virus. The first stage is pain that is felt in a localized area of the back, head, or side. After the initial pain, a rash will form, most likely on the side of the body. Blisters may also appear on the skin, along with flu-like symptoms such as swollen glands, fever, and aches and pains. During the third stage, the blisters will erupt and release a clear fluid. The shingles pain will increase, and this can lead to severe nerve pain, or postherpetic neuralgia, for several months. Read more about shingles symptoms…

Shingles Treatment

There is only limited shingles treatment available. You may want to use some over-the-counter treatments such as painkillers and topical creams. The creams that you can find at your local grocery or drug store can keep the infection from spreading, reduce itching and discomfort, and reduce your ability to spread the virus to others. There are also a number of natural or herbal treatments that you may want to try, including supplements and hypnotherapy, but you should talk to your doctor in detail about this to make sure that herbal treatments don't interfere with any medicines you are already taking. Learn more about shingles treatment…