What Are the Causes of Shingles?

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Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who's had chickenpox may develop shingles. After you recover from chickenpox, the virus can enter your nervous system and lie dormant for years. There are some risk factors.
  • Being older than 50. The risk increases with age.
  • Having certain diseases. Diseases that weaken your immune system, such as HIV/AIDS and cancer, can increase your risk of shingles.
  • Undergoing cancer treatments. Radiation or chemotherapy can lower your resistance to diseases and may trigger shingles.
  • Taking certain medications. Drugs designed to prevent rejection of transplanted organs can increase your risk of shingles.
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If you have had chickenpox at any time in your life, it creates an immunity to the same virus that can later manifests as shingles! It doesn’t make you MORE prone. This information is misleading and designed to promote the use of vaccination for use with an already immune person
That's bullshit.  I had chicken pox before I was two.   I got shingles when I was 40.  Nothing protected me.
A friend of mine — who's a doctor — told me a history of chicken pox does not prevent shingles.
Once chicken pox passes, the virus is not eliminated from your body, but harbors in your nervous system.  Once triggered, it reactivates, but it manifests differently.  You can’t get shingles unless you had chicken pox.  The newer, two-step vaccine is quite effective, and can save you from a truly miserable disease.
A history of having chickenpox is the precursor to possibility of having shingles. You harbor the virus in spinal fluid and it can be activated decades later. The new 2 shot vaccine is much more effective than the old zostavax vaccine was.
Are you a pro, Eddie? Did you get the new 2 shot vaccine?
Me to had chicken pox when I was 2 or so i was  very young an know I'm 40 I have shingle
I need to know if shingles can be on your face and it will will it cause at get brain to swell a little bit okay thank
Yes, shingles can appear on the face and the scalp, especially involving the first branch of the trigeminal nerve. In this case, it even causes shingles of the eye, leading probably to blindness.

Shingles rarely involves the brain, to the best of my knowledge.
Shingles is a rash that usually appears on one side of the chest and back. It can also develop on one side of the face and around the eye. The condition can be very painful and can sometimes have long-term side effects. No cure for shingles is available, but early treatment can lower your risk of serious complications. It rarely involves the brain.