Translation of shingles in Spanish:


herpes, n.

Pronunciation /ˈʃɪŋɡ(ə)lz//ˈʃɪŋɡəlz/



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    herpes masculine
    culebrilla feminine
    • When the virus reaches the skin, it produces a rash and blisters, known as shingles (herpes zoster).
    • Doug's symptoms might also have been caused by herpes zoster or shingles virus which can also affect the facial nerve.
    • Each year, 600,000 or more Americans are diagnosed with shingles, a painful skin disease caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus.
    • If your immune system is weakened and you come into contact with someone who has active chickenpox or shingles, you should tell you GP.
    • Chickenpox and shingles were known to be related, but how?
    • Herpes zoster, commonly called shingles, means a girdle in the old sense of a belt.
    • Chickenpox and shingles are caused by a virus called the Herpes Zoster virus.
    • Recruits were asked about prior chickenpox or shingles, with details recorded.
    • As you get older or if your immune system gets weak, the chickenpox virus may escape from the nerve cells and cause shingles.
    • Adults, particularly older ones or those with a run-down immune system, can however also contract shingles (herpes zoster) from a child with chickenpox.
    • Herpes is caused by herpes simplex viruses, which are similar to the viruses that cause chickenpox and shingles.
    • If you have a history of cold sores, shingles or herpes, your doctor can prescribe a medication to prevent these infections after laser surgery.
    • Therefore, if the vaccine afforded protection for life, there would be a very strong argument in favor of universal vaccination - no chicken pox and no shingles.
    • The herbs in this formula all have active antiviral properties and are effective against herpes, shingles, flu, warts, and other viral infections.
    • It may also help relieve pain from nerves damaged by shingles or diabetes.
    • If you've ever had chicken pox, you may suffer from shingles or herpes zoster.
    • The medical name for chickenpox is varicella zoster and for shingles it is herpes zoster.
    • With age, the weakening immune system may allow the virus to re-emerge as shingles: a painful rash that causes pain lasting for months or years.
    • However, 10% to 20% of people who've had chickenpox develop shingles later in life.