also called herpes.
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Shingles is more common in older adults and in people who have weakened immune.
Increasing age: Though shingles can rarely occur in children, it is much more common in older adults, with the incidence increasing with age. This is thought to.
Because shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk for shingles, including about 98% of US adults.