8 doctors weighed in:

How is it possible to get shingles disease?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Reactivation

Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (varicella-zoster) that lives dormant in nerve cells after the initial chicken pox infection.

In brief: Reactivation

Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (varicella-zoster) that lives dormant in nerve cells after the initial chicken pox infection.
Dr. Jason Black
Dr. Jason Black
Thank
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Shingles

Shingles is caused by the same virus responsible for chicken pox .
The virus remains in a dormant state until a shingles outbreak occurs years later when the immune system is weakened or during stressful times.

In brief: Shingles

Shingles is caused by the same virus responsible for chicken pox .
The virus remains in a dormant state until a shingles outbreak occurs years later when the immune system is weakened or during stressful times.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors