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Why do we not hear much about shingles if it is so common?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: More and more

Now that we have a vaccine and better tx options , we are hearing more about it.

In brief: More and more

Now that we have a vaccine and better tx options , we are hearing more about it.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Shingles

Chicken pox is common when young, but the same virus stays dormant for years in the nerve, and when it breaks out, due to age, stress or decreased immune function, it causes severe pain, blisters, and sometimes scarring.
The new "shingles" immunization increases a persons ability to keep the virus from breaking out.

In brief: Shingles

Chicken pox is common when young, but the same virus stays dormant for years in the nerve, and when it breaks out, due to age, stress or decreased immune function, it causes severe pain, blisters, and sometimes scarring.
The new "shingles" immunization increases a persons ability to keep the virus from breaking out.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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