Shingles - Introduction

Introduction Causes Symptoms Treatments

Shingles ( herpes zoster) is a viral infection of the nerve roots. It causes pain and often causes a rash  on one side of the body, the left or right. The rash appears in a band, a strip, or a small area. Shingles is most common in older adults and people who have weak immune systems because of stress, injury, certain medicines, or other reasons. Most people who get shingles will get better and will not get it again.