Helpful tips

R. Buchanan

A neighbor recently came down with shingles and we are not talking about those things a builder puts on your roof.

We are talking about a medical condition that the Mayo Clinic calls, “a viral infection that causes a painful rash.” The people I know who have had shingles use several adjectives in front of the word “painful.”

Talk to your doctor about shingles. What is it? How do you get it? Is there something I can do? Be informed. And tell your neighbors what you learned.