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Were you looking for information about Shingles? Shingls is a common misspelling of shingles.
 
Shingles is characterized by a number of symptoms, including a rash and pain. It is most common in people over the age of 50. The condition is caused by a reinfection with the same virus that causes chickenpox. Therefore, people who have had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine are at risk for developing shingles.
 
There is no cure for shingles, but several antiviral drugs can help reduce the severity and length of the illness. Shingles is also known as herpes zoster.
 
(Click Shingles to read the full eMedTV article on this condition. Topics discussed in this article include the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of shingles. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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