A 31-year-old member asked:
my father had shingles, am i more likely to also experience shingles?
1 doctor answer
Dr. DAVID AMOS answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Shinglews: Shingles is a reactivation of chicken pox you have during your childhood, the rash occur only on one side fo the body, there is a vaccine you can take to prevent you from developing shingles in the future. Children who completed varicilla vacine will prevent developing chicken pox and shingles in the future.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
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