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Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Shingles
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After chickenpox subsides, the virus becomes inactive (dormant), until an unknown factor triggers its reemergence as shingles-- a painful, blistering rash.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says you're more likely to develop shingles if you're 60 or older, had chickenpox before you were 1 year old, and have a condition that's caused a weakened immune system.
The agency says these symptoms are typical of shingles:
-- Diana Kohnle
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