Rite Aid is dedicated to shielding you from Shingles and keeping you well. Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox —varicella-zoster. Only people who have had chickenpox (or, rarely, been vaccinated against it) can get shingles. The virus can lie dormant in your body for many years, then re-appear without notice causing painful skin rashes — often with blisters — on one side of the face or torso. The most common symptom is severe pain — along with fever, headache, chills, and upset stomach — that can last two to four weeks.
Annually affecting about one million people in the U.S., shingles is most common in people 60 years and older.
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