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What causes shingles?

Shingles is a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, a type of herpes virus that causes chickenpox! Thanks for asking ! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Catherine Reply:

    What Causes Shingles to Spread?. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, roughly 20 percent of people who've contracted chicken pox will Source:http://www.ehow.com/about_5092892_causes-shingles-spread.html

  2. Trista Reply:

    Shingles is caused by the dormant chicken pox virus in a person’s body which becomes active again. This may happen to someone who has or hasn’t had chicken pox in the past.

  3. Marhta Reply:

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, roughly 20 percent of people who’ve contracted chicken pox will eventually get shingles, which is also known as herpes zoster. Shingles can be an extremely painful event for many and involve… Source:http://www.ehow.com/about_5092892_causes-shingles-spread.html

  4. Jona Reply:

    Most people become infected at some point, with the varicella-zoster virus, which causes chickenpox and, later in life, shingles, according to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Recurring outbreaks of shingles have the sam… Source:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5723038_causes-recurrent-shingles_.html

  5. Gale Reply:

    Shingles are in the Herpes family and are caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. Anyone who has had chicken pox before is capable of getting shingles. The virus stays in the body after chicken pox and when a person gets stressed … Source:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_causes_the_outbreak_of_shingles

  6. Aleta Reply:

    I have had Shingles once before all the symptoms of Shingles with a rash and have now but do not have a rash.

  7. Melita Reply:

    Shingles is caused by dormant herpes zoster (chickenpox) and can be cured by acyclovir or valtrex!

  8. Alison Reply:

    Well shingles is caused by bead nerve endings, and it can also be brought on by stress. Click Here. First answer by ID1204891754. Last edit by ID1204891754.

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