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Shingles: A Painful but Preventable Disease

Shingles: A Painful but Preventable Disease

The virus that causes chickenpox in our younger years lies dormant in our cell and can cause shingles in the future, according to the American Public Health Association.

Shingles is a rash of fluid-filled blisters on an area of the skin affecting only a specific side of the body. This rash is often preceded by several days of pain in the same area of the skin, according to Michael Oxman, MD, a staff physician in infectious diseases at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System.

Anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk for contracting shingles and may need Primary Care in Mesquite, Texas.

Pioneer Healthcare Clinic says the best method of preventing shingles is to get the appropriate vaccinations from your Family Practice Clinic in Texas.

It is recommended for adults over 60 to get a single-dose, one-time vaccination says the CDC. The vaccine is also meant for people who have had shingles in the past, to prevent reoccurrences of the disease.

Some retail pharmacies and Healthcare Clinic in Texas offer the shingles vaccine, or patients may ask their primary doctors for a recommendation, to ensure they receive safe and high-quality care.







Vishnu Maya Upadhyay

Pioneer Healthcare Clinic
1200 East Davis Street, Suite 113
Mesquite, TX 75149

Phone 972-295-9090
Fax 972-534-0010

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