Shingles are among the most painful of all medical diseases. The pain is due to the reactivation of an old viral infection, which then spreads out along one of the peripheral nerves. This can lead to a blistering rash and fierce pain in a band on the skin. Learn more about the causes, treatments, and coping with shingles.
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