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what is shingles?

Shingles, or Herpes Zoster, is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus responsible for chickenpox. It manifests as a painful rash typically appearing on one side of the face or body. In severe cases, shingles affecting the face can spread to the eyes, potentially leading to blindness.

Experience the convenience of receiving the Shingarix vaccine right at your doorstep with Portea. Our team of expert nurses and doctors will administer the vaccine in the comfort of your own home, saving you the trip to the hospital. Benefit from this service at budget-friendly rates. Contact us now to book your shingles vaccination appointment.

relation between shingles & chickenpox:

Once you’ve had chickenpox as a child, the symptoms disappear once the illness resolves, but the varicella-zoster virus persists in the body. Later in adulthood, this virus can reactivate, leading to the development of shingles.

causes of shingles (who are most susceptible):

Individuals who have previously had chickenpox are at the highest risk of developing shingles. The following groups are particularly susceptible:

  • Individuals aged 50 and above
  • Those experiencing significant stress
  • People with compromised immune systems, such as HIV patients, individuals undergoing cancer chemotherapy, and organ transplant recipients

Shingles primarily affects those over the age of 50, with research indicating that 90% of adults in this age group carry the virus responsible for shingles. Approximately 1 in 3 people will experience shingles during their lifetime. As the immune system weakens with age, shingles is most prevalent among the elderly.

The reactivation of the Varicella zoster virus is often triggered by stress, although the exact cause remains scientifically unclear. Stress serves as a major catalyst for the resurgence of Varicella zoster.

symptoms/early symptoms


  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Light sensitivity
  • Stomachachex

Additional symptoms of shingles typically emerge a few days after initial onset. These symptoms encompass:

  • Itchy, tingling, or burning sensations on the skin
  • Redness appearing on the affected skin area
  • Development of a raised rash on the skin
  • Formation of fluid-filled blisters that eventually rupture and form scabs
  • Experience of pain ranging from mild to severe in the affected skin region


Currently, there is no known cure for shingles infection. However, symptoms can be managed with medication. Treatment for herpes zoster infection is available to alleviate symptoms.


Preventing shingles is possible through vaccination. The vaccine is administered in two doses, spaced six months apart. It provides effective protection against shingles infection for a minimum of seven years. In individuals aged 50 and older, the vaccine is 90% effective in preventing shingles. For further details on shingles and its prevention, please consult your doctor.

how portea can help prevent shingles?

Now, you can receive the shingrix vaccine conveniently at your doorstep through Portea. Our team of highly skilled nurses and doctors will administer the vaccine in the comfort of your home, eliminating the need to visit a hospital. Enjoy this service at affordable prices. Contact us today to schedule your shingles vaccination appointment.

With Portea, you’re not just getting the best vaccination at home; you’re gaining a partner in your journey to recovery and well-being. We also offer a range of superior healthcare services, including doctor consultations, medical equipment, nursing care, physiotherapy, diagnostics and dedicated trained attendants. Rely on us for top-tier healthcare solutions tailored to your requirements.

vaccination near me

With the availability of home vaccination service, you no longer need to stress yourself about visiting a clinic or hospital and aggravate the injury. Just Google “shingrix vaccine near me” and make an appointment with a nurse on Portea. You will get the best trained nurses to help you in getting your normal life back as soon as possible.


Q-Does stress increase the chances of shingles infection?

A-Yes, stress increases your chances of getting Shingles infection.

Q-Is shingles contagious?

A-No, shingles is not contagious. You cannot get infected with Shingles from someone else with Shingle infection or chicken pox. But you can contract Chickenpox from a person having Shingles.

Q-Can shingles pain be cured?

A-Shingles cannot be cured but there is a way to cure pain from Shingles with medication. You can get prescription from your doctor to ease Shingles Pain.

Q-Am I still at risk if I haven’t had Chickenpox?

A-No, you cannot get Shingles if you never had Chickenpox, but you can get Chickenpox from a person infected with Shingles. 

Q-What are the 1st signs of shingles?

A- Early symptoms of Shingles pain feel like electric shocks or piercing nails or burns caused by boiling water, itching, tingling, and numbness localized to the affected areas 48-72 hours before the rash appears. 

Q-How long does shingles last?

A-Healing time for Shingles can be different from person to person. Most shingles cases are cured between 2-4 weeks. 

Q-What are the stages of Shingles?

There are 4 stages in Shingles:

  • Tingling Pain on one side of the body or face, fever, headache, fatigue, light sensitivity.
  • Red rash appearance on skin
  • Blistering
  • Rupture of blisters then scabbing over a blistered area of skin

Typically Shingles is most painful at the start when the onset of symptoms starts from Rash to scabbing over blisters. After blisters are dried and scabbing Shingles is not contagious.

Q-What is the best treatment for shingles?

A-As the saying goes “Prevention is better than Cure”, you can get vaccinated for Shingles as there is no cure available for Shingles. Medication can be used to lessen the pain and severity of the disease.

Q-Can shingles affect your organs?

A-In rare cases, Shingles can affect your organs. It can be life-threatening if the organs are affected with Shingles.

Q – What cities offer vaccination services directly to your home?

You can have the  vaccine at home in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and across other leading tier 1 and tier 2 cities. Access  vaccination services at home through Portea Medical Equipment by searching online for “vaccination at home near me,”or “ vaccination services near me,” and have the vaccine administered at your home

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