Shingles - - Richmond, VA News


CHESTEFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. David Boyd is treating shingles Family Practice Specialists of Richmond.

Shingles is re-activation of the chicken pox virus along a nerve root.  This causes a blistery rash that appears as a stripe on one side of the body.

The shingles vaccine may prevent a shingles outbreak or at least decrease its severity.

If you are over age 60 and had chicken pox as a child you need to see your doctor to discuss vaccination.

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