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Shingles unlikely to return after first outbreak

Contrary to common medical belief, adults who get an outbreak of the skin condition shingles are unlikely to get the condition a second time, according to new research. The study, published  in the June edition of the Journal of  Infectious Diseases, reviewed health records of 6,000 patients who registered an outbreak of shingles. A very […]

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Shingles Advice

Question: I’ve heard that shingles is an adult form of chickenpox. I had chickenpox as a child, surely it can’t come back? 17 September, 2008 – 14:05 Answer: Unfortunately, shingles are caused by the virus herpes zoster, which is the same virus that causes chicken pox and tends to only affect people who have had chickenpox […]

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A possible cure for cold sores and Herpes

Cure for Cold Sores – Scientists may have finally found a way to wipe out the herpes virus and cure cold sores for good, putting an end to recurring skin conditions such as cold sores, genital herpes and shingles. Researchers believe they may have found a cure for cold sores. The researchers at Duke University […]

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