Health Tip: Shingles 101

(HealthDay News) -- Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same one that causes chickenpox.

After triggering chickenpox, the virus may lay dormant inside the body and re-emerge as shingles, typically after a person reaches age 50.

Although there is no cure, shingles can be prevented and treated, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says.

The agency offers this information:

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