Shingles

Shingles is a contagious rash and an infection of the nerves and surrounding skin. After a bout of chickenpox, the virus can remain dormant in the body but be deactivated at a later date resulting in shingles.

Shingles typically affects women over 50 and is triggered by factors such as stress, fatigue or an underlying physical problem such as cancer.

In this film, a woman with shingles describes the symptoms of the condition, how she manages it and the treatment options.

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