If your immune system is healthy, your chances of having shingles again in the first several years is lower than it is for people who have never had shingles.
Your chances of a second bout go up over time, but one study suggests within seven years the odds of getting shingles again are about five percent.
Your skin can be painful for weeks after the rash has gone, but it usually gets better over time.
If you get shingles after being vaccinated, the symptoms can be much milder.
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