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Welcome to the Shingles Channel
Shingles (herpes zoster) is a type of outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin. While it is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, shingles is not contagious. The condition is most common in people over the age of 50.
Welcome to the Shingles Health Channel by eMedTV. Here you will find a collection of articles dedicated to this topic. We hope that you will find this channel to be a valuable resource on shingles causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and more. Maybe you are wondering how shingles is transmitted, or perhaps you have shingles and are concerned about possible complications. You will find the information you need here.
Many people begin their eMedTV shingles experience by clicking on any of the featured shingles articles located on this page. They may also begin by using the shingles health topics section on the left side to find a particular topic of interest. If you do not find the shingles information that you are looking for in these two locations, use the search box at the top of this page.
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