Shingles is a very painful blistering skin condition caused by the same
virus that causes chickenpox. Early symptoms may include numbness,
burning, itching and tingling. This is followed by a red rash that
usually starts as a single line of small bumps, which then blister.
Shingles usually affects adults older than 50. There is a shingles
vaccine available that may help prevent the disease or reduce the
severity if you do get it. Talk with your pharmacist or health care
provider regarding your need for the vaccine.