Shingles is a viral infection that triggers an agonizing, blistery breakout. It’s triggered by the varicella-zoster infection– the exact same infection that creates chickenpox. After you have actually had chickenpox, the infection exists non-active in nerve cells near your spine as well as brain. Years later, the virus might reactivate as tiles. There’s no remedy for shingles, but an injection can help in reducing your danger of establishing it.
In this Mayo Center Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Mayo Facility Dr. Vandana Bhide concerning shingles.