Approximately 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime. This is because shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus which is also responsible for chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus becomes dormant ready to reactivate becoming the shingles virus.
Good news! The majority of the time, when someone recovers from shingles they don't get it again. In the meantime, below are some suggestions to help you to a speedy recovery!