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If you are over 50, here are 4 questions you should ask about shingles

If you had chickenpox before your 40th birthday, then it is worth knowing about the symptoms of shingles. The chickenpox virus sits dormant in the nerve cells near the spine, but can become active again, causing shingles (also known as herpes zoster). What are the symptoms?The virus can reappear in people under stress or with poor immunity and often in those over 50 years. The first sign of shingles is usually a burning, tingling or sensitive feeling, followed by a red rash with fluid-filled blisters as a single stripe around one side of your torso. The blisters can be very painful and may burst and take some time to heal. Sometimes the pain lasts for many months after the skin...

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What your community Pharmacist can offer you ...

Over the years Pharmacists have traded in the lab coats, typewriters and capsule making for dispensing software and a focus on advice, and all the while, been trusted by our communities to listen, answer questions and consistently be there to meet your needs. New services and products can now be offered through your pharmacy.

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