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Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

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  • Website: Patient.co.uk
  • Resource type: Article

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This article describes the cause, symptoms and treatments for shingles. There is a safe vaccine that you can get to prevent shingles.

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varicella, herpes, antiviral, immunization , neuralgia , PHN , chickenpox

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Rated on: 5/17/2017 4:27:57 PM

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