Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't suffer with shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful, blistery rash. It’s caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you’ve had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles. There’s no cure for shingles, but a vaccine can help reduce your risk of developing it.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Mayo Clinic Dr. Vandana Bhide about shingles.

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50 Comments

  1. CKK World on February 12, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    I had shingles it was terrible omg was in so much pain

  2. Slush Puppy on February 12, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Tbh I’m not sure why I’m here. I got this when I was 7 or 8. I’m 16 almost 17 now but flip it was awful but after it scabbed over I didn’t notice it I just had to cover it with a big plaster thing and I got 2 days off school. It’s strange for children to get it but it is a lot worse the older you are. Hope it doesn’t come back…

  3. Amritpal singh on February 12, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing this video. I too had this problem, due to I was very upset. I went to many hospitals. But the results were not good. Then a friend of mine told me about Planet Ayurveda, then I went there and got treatment started. Now I am fine. If you have this type of problem or any other type of health problem. you should go to Planet Ayurveda.

  4. ehimtootiredforthis on February 12, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    I have a burning, blistering rash and hope this isn’t the case because i am only nearing my 30’s soon!

  5. Chloe jane on February 12, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    I’m 14 and I am dealing with this, it is awful

  6. Aser Dada on February 12, 2020 at 7:39 pm

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  7. Thomas Cox on February 12, 2020 at 7:39 pm

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  8. Adam on February 12, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Vitamin C cures it. A bald-faced lie that there isn’t a cure!

  9. yung chip on February 12, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    I have it right now it’s so soar

  10. Telayers K. on February 12, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    I have this but its only in on the sides of my armpits under my butt and my groin. What is this?

  11. waseem khan on February 12, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    I laughed at the shingles vaccine, until I contracted shingles. Please get it it’s shingles is painful and avoidable

  12. jesse the cat on February 12, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    I have something that looks like this but it dosen’t feel as bad. It just mild itching. Maybe I have more pain resistance or maybe it’s just the early stages I’m on day 8.

  13. Love from Alabama Jenny on February 12, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    I have a stinging/burning pain over my upper right back near scapula.
    No rash. Pain comes and goes.
    Its crazy- nothing there!

  14. Higgles on February 12, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    ARE YOU AN???? EPIC GAMER DISSLIKE THISS PLS

  15. EJF on February 12, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    I got the shingles vaccine as soon as i hit 50.. i wk with the elderly and believe me iv seen some very bad cases.. so I didn’t hesitate .. 👍

  16. Carl "The Truth" Williams on February 12, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    The cure to all diseases is a strong immune system……………..You can’t achieve that by putting dead animal tissue in your digestive system……………

  17. healthytipsplus on February 12, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Good information – my older brother experiences issues with shingles and I am researching information to give him some much needed direction – this is most helpful.<end comment>

  18. Josue Garduño on February 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Just got them n idk y i got them

  19. Forsaken Jones on February 12, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    This stupid video doesn’t say anything about "Don’t suffer with shingles"

  20. kansascitian2009 on February 12, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Well, that was worthless wasn’t it?  Pffft

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  22. jose Rivas on February 12, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Lovely Video clip! Sorry for chiming in, I would love your opinion. Have you ever tried – Taparton Incredible Cure Takeover (probably on Google)? It is a smashing exclusive guide for Curing Shingles minus the hard work. Ive heard some super things about it and my mate at last got excellent results with it.

  23. Richard Lawson on February 12, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    I also have this but mine doesnt hurt its just a gentle burning feeling from my torso to my neck

  24. Jingle Jangle on February 12, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Ligma

  25. Dirg Ramsey on February 12, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Hey I’ve had shingles twice and now have nerve damage. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

  26. vimy 15 on February 12, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    u liars, i’ve helped my friend in only 1 week using olive leaf oil extract, apple cider vinegar and organic honey, colloidal silver, carbon60 and aloe vera .. u maniacs.. !! fyi the antibiotics he took made him worse .. and don’t even get me started on ur damn vaccines

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  28. Vagn Sorensen on February 12, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Amazing way to remove the pain of shingles/zona: Cut a 1/4 -3/8 inch slice of a large potato an apply (tape it on with some paper backing or other means ) it to the effected area. Just cured the pain of a friend of mine so it is tried and tested.

  29. UnityOfficial PH on February 12, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    im suffering now july 12 started

  30. Gen-Lin on February 12, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Omg 😮 I got the shingles and it burns 🥵 I been taking the meds they gave me the cream n it still hurts

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  32. Autistickid69 on February 12, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    im 13 and im suffering from shingles

  33. What is on February 12, 2020 at 8:15 pm

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  35. Riannah Clarisse on February 12, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    im 14 and dealing with this it hurts so baddddddddddd

  36. Ralph Reyes on February 12, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    I’m 21 years old and shingles occured in my FACE! the pain is intolerable. Moreover, no words can describe how it affected my mental health and the damage it did to my face. It’s been almost 5 days and I just started taking the pills my doctor gave me. Apparently, there is a duration window where it’s best to take the pill. I hope they find a cure for this.

  37. Siddhu Chhetri on February 12, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    There is a traditional cure

  38. hybrid angel on February 12, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I have had shingles every year for 12 year since I was 27. I have no underlying infections and had two episodes in a month

  39. vu tran on February 12, 2020 at 8:19 pm

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  40. Brownie S on February 12, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Just turned 30 and a couple days into 2020 and have shingles. Like seriously, this sucks so bad.

  41. mrs D vapes 2 bfmv on February 12, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    stress and sun will cause shingles out break I’m getting it on my arms I had chicken poxs when I was little I’m going to a doctor to get antibiotics for it plus I’m just getting over a virus that will also cause them they are painful I’m getting them on my fingers too they can show up anywhere

  42. Cassini Jr. on February 12, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    I have shingles right now and it’s painful but it’s okay. I’m a man. I don’t acknowledge pain

  43. Talya Husain on February 12, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    I had chicken pox before when I was like maybe under the age of 6. But now I turned 15 like 2weeks ago and I got shingles on my inner left thigh and it hurts so much. and so I put this cream called Zovirax cream, it’s for shingles and it’s rly good but does anyone have any other good cream to use or?

  44. Clan Shibe on February 12, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Im 9 and im in year 4 and today my mom got a email that one of our class mates has the shingles so they cannot come to school and it could spread the school has not stated who and its only in our class

  45. Maria Chears on February 12, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Im 18 turning 19 in 5 days and I was just diagnosed with shingles. Ironic thing is I never had chicken pox 🤦

  46. Joe Smith on February 12, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    the best method to take your mind of shingles is thinking about or having sex

  47. pandastylearmy on February 12, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    on my top 3 painful moments…i live in a part of the world where indigenous peoples are not allowed to have pain killers…..and let me tell ya….shingles hurts

  48. Ed Brand on February 12, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Misleading video title. Should be How to Avoid Getting Shingles. Current title implies it is a guide to managing shingles pain.

  49. jinhi9005 on February 12, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Kudos for the video content! Apologies for butting in, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you thought about – Taparton Incredible Cure Takeover (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is a great one of a kind guide for Curing Shingles without the headache. Ive heard some decent things about it and my close friend Aubrey at very last got cool success with it.

  50. Mary Dahm on February 12, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    I got the new vaccine 6 weeks ago and now I have it. Probably a lesser case but it is still not pleasant.

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