Chickenpox and shingles are caused by the same virus. If you’ve never had chickenpox, you won’t get shingles from someone who has it —, but you could get chickenpox.
Each year, about 1 million Americans develop the painful rash known as shingles. Those over 60 are at higher risk. Discover what to look for, when to seek help, and steps you can take to prevent painful recurrences.