NIHSeniorHealth: Shingles FAQ

This page links to frequently asked questions about shingles in older adults. Questions cover why shingles is so painful, and more.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Shingles - National Institute on Aging

Learn about shingles, a disease that affects the nerves and causes pain and skin blisters in adults. If you are 60 or older and have had chickenpox, ask your doctor if the shingles vaccine is right for you.

Review Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

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