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Shingles. By: Gabby Humphrey Pd. 6 9-7-12. What is Shingles?. Shingles is an adult version of the chicken pox, but more painful. It is a viral infection that will appear sometime after one has already had the chicken pox virus, and causes a very painful rash. . Signs and Symptoms.

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shingles

Shingles

By: Gabby Humphrey

Pd. 6

9-7-12

what is shingles
What is Shingles?
  • Shingles is an adult version of the chicken pox, but more painful.
  • It is a viral infection that will appear sometime after one has already had the chicken pox virus, and causes a very painful rash.
signs and symptoms
Signs and Symptoms
  • The signs and symptoms of shingles usually begin to appear 3 to 4 days before the rash is seen
  • These symptoms include the following
  • Itching, burning, swelling, and redness on one area of the body
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Headaches
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Fluid filled blisters
prevention and control
Prevention and Control
  • Do not come in contact with anyone who has the chicken pox virus, shingles virus, or happens to have fluid filled blisters.
  • People with these health issues might be very contagious
medications and vaccines
Medications and Vaccines
  • There are a few vaccinations you could receive from your doctor to help prevent and treat this virus
  • If you have already had chicken pox, and you are 50 years of age and older you could receive the shingles vaccine called zostavax.
  • If you have never had chicken pox you could receive the varicella vaccine.
  • There is also two different tablets to help treat shingles. They are called valacyclovir and famciclovir.
insurance and government
Insurance and Government
  • There is no current government policies or regulations concerning the shingles virus, but if you have health insurance, your insurance company will cover the vaccinations and medications.
sources
Sources
  • "Shingles." n. page. Web. 6 Sep. 2012. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/shingles.html>.
  • "Shingles Health Center." n. page. Web. 6 Sep. 2012. <http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/default.htm>.
  • Mayo Clinic Staff, . "Shingles." n. page. Web. 6 Sep. 2012. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/shingles/DS00098/DSECTION=symptoms>.
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