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Doctors under a -- Florida law -- local pharmacies will soon be able to provide a vaccine for shingles.
That's a painful condition it's a rash contagious caused by chicken pox meanwhile doctors are warning about a shingle diagnosis because -- citizens can be tricky.
-- Seagal sounds like it's good news if if you can do that in Florida hopefully maybe it spreads to the rest of country.
The vaccines very important I want to start with what shingles is because there's a million new cases a year and 13 of us are gonna get it in our lifetime.
But it's not a separate disease -- it's actually chicken -- coming back if you had chicken -- as a kid you thought you -- through it.
But it hides in a nerve and then it comes out and what's called the government homo distribution.
It literally has a characteristic rash that I never would miss painful raised.
Very red it's got blisters to it and it really really is painful that's the most important thing now what you can do about it is I can put topical anesthetics on it.
I can give you something called a cycle of -- which is an anti viral drug that helps.
But the problem is.
-- self report for at least a few weeks of the goal is what do you do to prevent that and we now have a vaccine and I offered to everyone over the age of fifty years old it only works in about half of cases it only works for about five years.
It's expensive but it's worth getting if you've had chicken pox as a -- So if you've -- about to be having a chicken -- that vaccine isn't gonna help you need the chicken pox vaccine.
If you've had chicken -- You can get shingles as it reactivate -- people also ask you shingles contagious and -- the answer to that is shingles is only contagious to people who have not had chickenpox and you know what you get.
If you -- -- you get your -- -- So you can't catch singles if you haven't -- the shingles rash doesn't spread but you can get chicken pox if you haven't had -- man on man Dobson not a heck at this.
I didn't think I give it to market actually covered this very nicely and the only thing I would say is recognizing this is actually more important because there are a lot of different type -- rationed out there.
-- you this has a very -- of -- signature up its own.
His -- there's -- sitting on the -- -- And it's on one side of the body usually it's painful.
And he travels around the same path of the nerve that stimulus the muscle that's important to recognize it.
And as mark mentioned are different phases the first phases you get that headache and a fever and the tingling feelings and then eventually becomes at active phase that's when you can actually get it.
Chicken -- But one of the issues -- this this particular long term it can cause some nerve damage called new round you have.
Where even after you recovered used to have those tingling feelings.
Make sure you see your doctor and and if you're over sixty you have not patching those kids advances and that's right very good tiebreak it's expensive it sounds -- many people it might be.
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