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Your Destination for Shingles Vaccination anywhere in Bengaluru

Shingles or Herpes Zoster Vaccination is available at all branches of RxDx Healthcare.
Our Centre for Adult Vaccination also offers the convenience of administering the vaccine in the comfort of your own home, office, or community.

The shingles vaccine is recommended by doctors to prevent herpes zoster (HZ) and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) in adults aged 50 and above.

Don’t let shingles affect your quality of life!

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Key Details You Need To Know About Shingles

Safety

Safety

The shingles vaccine available at RxDx is a non-live, recombinant subunit vaccine, safe for individuals with weakened immune systems
2 Dose

2-Dose Regimen

The vaccine is administered in two doses, with a gap of 2 months between them

Vaccine Administration

Intramuscular (IM) Administration

The vaccine is given through a simple and quick intramuscular injection

Effectiveness

Effectiveness

90% effective against shingles and its complications, regardless of previous shingles or vaccination.

Age Group

Age Group

The shingles vaccine can be administered to people aged 50 or older

pricing

Pricing

Each dose of the Shingles vaccine is priced at Rs 10,999 10,500 INR
EMI options available through RxDx’s Fintech Partners

Shingles can be a debilitating condition. However, vaccination can significantly reduce the risk of developing herpes zoster and its complications like post-herpetic neuralgia.

Protect yourself and enjoy peace of mind.

How Do You Get The Shingles Vaccine?

To get vaccinated or for any further inquiries, please visit any RxDx Healthcare branch near you. Or simply call 901 409 1111 OR WhatsApp 9019961402 OR email us at info@rxdx.in OR fill out the web form. Our team of healthcare professionals is ready to assist you and ensure a smooth vaccination experience.

For vaccination at community, group or corporate level, please contact Mr Prasun 9886 512 567 OR Mr Danish 9886 630 924 via call or WhatsApp for any queries or to schedule your vaccination.

Take control of your health and safeguard against shingles.

Go for Shingles Vaccination at RxDx Healthcare.

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Understanding Shingles And Its Impact

Shingles, also known as Herpes Zoster or varicella zoster infection, is an infection that can develop in individuals who have previously had chickenpox. The dormant virus from the chickenpox infection can reactivate later in life, resulting in painful rashes, severe itching, and blistering. In some cases, it can even lead to post-herpetic neuralgia, a nerve pain that persists for months or even years after the rash has cleared.

Identifying Shingles Symptoms: Understanding The Associated Sensations

Are you familiar with the painful rashes associated with shingles? Perhaps you or someone you know has experienced them. Shingles, caused by the varicella-zoster virus (the same virus responsible for chickenpox), can cause severe discomfort and long-term nerve pain. Here are the symptoms and sensations associated with Shingles:

  • Shingles is characterized by a painful and blistering rash
  • The rash appears in the form of a stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or right side of the torso, following a nerve path
  • Before the rash appears, individuals may experience localized pain resembling electric shocks like sensation, piercing nails, or burns from boiling water, as well as itching, tingling, and numbness in the affected areas for 48-72 hours
  • The scabs and blisters caused by Shingles typically take around 2 to 4 weeks to disappear.
  • Shingles can develop on various body parts, including the torso, arms, thighs, and head (including the eyes or ears)
  • The pain caused by shingles can significantly impact daily activities such as dressing, walking, and sleeping
  • Additional symptoms of shingles can include fever, headache, chills, or upset stomach
  • If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to promptly consult a doctor
Identifying Shingles Symptoms Understanding The Associated Sensations
General Tips For Managing Shingles Symptoms

General Tips For Managing Shingles Symptoms

  • Maintain good hygiene by keeping the rash clean and dry to minimize the risk of infection
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing to prevent irritation and promote airflow around the affected area
  • Apply a cool compress multiple times a day to help alleviate discomfort and reduce inflammation
  • It may also be helpful to take over-the-counter pain relievers or use prescribed medications as directed by a healthcare professional to manage pain and discomfort
  • Get plenty of rest to support the body’s healing process and boost the immune system
  • Avoid scratching or picking at the rash to prevent further irritation or potential infection
  • Keep the affected area protected from excessive sunlight or extreme temperatures
  • Stay in close communication with a healthcare provider to receive appropriate guidance and treatment throughout the duration of the shingles episode

Complications Of Shingles

It’s important to note that this list does not encompass all possible health complications that may arise from Shingles. If you have any concerns or seek more information, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or doctor.

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Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)

Approximately 25% of people with Shingles may experience PHN. This complication is characterized by persistent nerve pain that lasts for months or even years after the Shingles rash has healed. The pain is typically localized to the affected area.

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Ophthalmic Disease

If Shingles affects the eye or nose (known as herpes zoster opthalmicus or HZO), ophthalmic complications may occur in up to 50% of individuals. Around 30% of those with HZO might develop double vision. While damage to the optic nerve is rare, it can occur in less than 0.5% of HZO cases.

Neurological

Neurological Problems

Although rare, Shingles can lead to neurological complications such as encephalitis, which involves swelling of the brain. This complication is estimated to occur in up to 1% of individuals with Shingles.

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Hearing Problems And Altered Balance

In rare instances, the Shingles virus can reactivate in the hearing system, resulting in herpes zoster oticus. Symptoms include hearing impairment, vertigo, tinnitus, severe facial pain, and facial paralysis (known as Ramsay Hunt Syndrome). Problems with balance can develop in up to 1% of individuals with Shingles.

It’s important to note that this list does not encompass all possible health complications that may arise from Shingles. If you have any concerns or seek more information, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or doctor.

Are You Or Your Loved Ones At Risk Of Developing Shingles?

If you or someone you care about falls into any of the following categories, the risk may be elevated

Age 50 Years And Above

As we grow older, the immune system weakens, making individuals aged 50 and above more susceptible to Shingles.

Immunocompromised

Having a weakened immune system due to medical conditions, certain medications, or treatments can increase the risk of Shingles. If you or your loved ones fall into this category, extra caution should be taken.

History Of Chickenpox

✔️ Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes Chickenpox. If you or your loved ones have had Chickenpox in the past, the virus may resurface as Shingles later in life.

✔️ Individuals who have never had chickenpox are unlikely to develop shingles. However, there is a possibility that they may have been exposed to the virus without being aware of it or not remember having had chickenpox. In such cases, older individuals may be at risk of developing shingles due to the reactivation of the dormant virus.

Diabetes, Asthma, Or COPD

Individuals with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have a higher risk of developing Shingles. It is essential to be aware of this risk if you or your loved ones have any of these conditions.

The Contagiousness Of Shingles

✔️ It is important to note that shingles cannot be directly transmitted from one person to another.

✔️ However, the virus that causes shingles, varicella-zoster virus, can be transmitted to others under specific circumstances.

✔️ If someone who has never had chickenpox or has not been vaccinated against it comes into direct contact with the blisters of a person with shingles, they may contract the virus and develop chickenpox.

Important: Avoid vaccine if allergic to any of the vaccine components, currently have shingles, or pregnant.

Understanding the risk factors associated with Shingles is crucial for prevention and early intervention. If you or your loved ones fall into any of these categories, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for guidance and appropriate measures to reduce the risk of Shingles and manage the condition effectively.

Herpes Zoster Treatment

Who Treats Herpes Zoster?

Herpes zoster, commonly known as Shingles, is typically treated by healthcare professionals specializing in dermatology, specifically dermatologists. Dermatologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the skin, hair, and nails. They have the expertise to identify and manage various skin conditions, including Shingles.

When a person develops Herpes zoster, it is recommended to consult a dermatologist who can accurately diagnose the condition based on its characteristic rash and symptoms. Dermatologists can provide appropriate treatment options and therapies to alleviate pain, reduce the duration of the outbreak, and prevent complications.

In some cases, depending on the severity and location of the outbreak, a dermatologist may collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as neurologists, pain specialists, or infectious disease specialists, to provide comprehensive care and address specific concerns associated with Shingles.

If you suspect that you or someone you know has Shingles, it is advisable to seek medical attention from a dermatologist or consult with your primary care physician, who can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Early intervention and proper treatment can help manage the condition effectively and minimize complications.

 

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Treatment Of Herpes Zoster At RxDx Healthcare

Treatment Of Herpes Zoster At RxDx Healthcare

At RxDx Healthcare, located in Bengaluru, we have a team of exceptional doctors specializing in the treatment of Shingles. Our multispeciality clinic offers comprehensive care and personalized treatment plans to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Our experienced doctors understand the unique challenges posed by Shingles and provide tailored solutions based on individual needs. They stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in Shingles treatment and follow evidence-based practices to deliver superior care.

Whether you require preventive measures, early intervention, or ongoing management of Shingles, our dedicated team is here to support you. We emphasize patient education, empowering you with knowledge and guidance to make informed decisions about your health.

Don’t let Shingles disrupt your life. Contact RxDx Healthcare today to schedule a consultation with our expert doctors and take the first step towards optimal health and well-being.

Department Of Dermatology

Dr Amulya Y S
Dermatology
MBBS, MD (Dermatology)
RxDx SAMANVAY, Malleswaram
Dr Anusha Gutta
Dermatology
MBBS, MD (DVL)
RxDx Whitefield
Dr Prathyoosha S
Dermatology
MBBS, MD DVL
RxDx Kadugodi
Dr Rashmi Manjunath
Dermatology
MBBS, DVDS
RxDx Whitefield, RxDx CHANDY, Siddapura

Department Of General Medicine

Dr C Latha
General Medicine
MBBS
RxDx Whitefield
Dr CMA Belliappa
General Medicine
MBBS, MD, Aerospace Medicine
RxDx Whitefield & Online
Dr Gaurav Kumar Gupta
General Medicine
M.B.B.S, MEM (Master in Emergency Medicine)
RxDx CHANDY, Siddapura, RxDx Kadugodi
Dr Hanifa Batterywala
General Medicine
MBBS, Certificate course in Evidence Based Diabetes Management
RxDx CHANDY, Siddapura

Shingles Prevention

✔️ Vaccination is highly recommended as a preventive measure against Shingles

✔️ By receiving the Shingles vaccine, the immune system is primed to recognize and fight against the virus, reducing the likelihood of its reactivation

✔️ The vaccine helps to minimize the risk of developing Shingles and can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms if an infection does occur

If you are 50 years or older, or if you have a loved one in that age group, it’s time to take action. Visit the Centre for Adult Vaccination at RxDx Healthcare to receive the Shingles vaccine and fortify your defenses against shingles. The vaccination process involves two doses, administered at two-month intervals between them. Extensive research has shown that the herpes zoster vaccine is 90% effective in preventing shingles and its complications, including post-herpetic neuralgia. It is recommended for adult vaccination, even if you have had shingles before or have received a different shingles vaccine in the past.

 

Shingles Prevention

Prevalence Of Shingles

Shingles is a common condition, with a significant prevalence among adults. It is estimated that over 90% of individuals aged 50 and above already carry the virus responsible for causing Shingles. This means that the majority of older adults have the potential to develop the condition at some point in their lives.

In fact, statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 3 individuals over the age of 50 will experience an episode of Shingles during their lifetime. This highlights the importance of understanding the risk factors, seeking preventive measures, and being aware of the signs and symptoms associated with Shingles.

It is crucial for individuals in the at-risk age group to stay informed and consult healthcare professionals for guidance on preventive strategies and potential treatment options. By being proactive and knowledgeable about Shingles, individuals can take appropriate steps to reduce the impact of the condition on their health and well-being.

Common Side Effects

After being administered with Shingrix vaccines, some recipients may experience the following side effects:

  • Pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  • Muscle or joint soreness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Chills, shivering, fever, fainting
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea

Post-Vaccination Care

Most side effects go away on their own within a short time.

You can take the following steps at home if you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms:

  • A cool, damp cloth or an ice pack is great at soothing redness, soreness and/or swelling in the injection site.
  • Moving your injection arm regularly helps.
  • Take a sponge bath with lukewarm water if you feel feverish.
  • Mild antipyretic OTCs like paracetamol etc can help with the temperature and general feeling of discomfort if any.
  • Drink a lot of liquids.
  • Wear light clothes and relax.

Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder with symptoms of (severe muscle weakness) is a side effect that requires medical attention. Talk to your doctor for more information on this.

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Easy Access To Shingles Vaccination In Bangalore

Getting your Shingles vaccine in Bangalore has never been simpler. Please visit any RxDx Healthcare branch near you. Or simply call 901 409 1111 OR WhatsApp 9019961402 OR Email us at info@rxdx.in OR fill out the web form. Our team of healthcare professionals is ready to assist you and ensure a smooth vaccination experience.

Reach out to Mr Prasun 9886 512 567 OR Mr Danish 9886 630 924 via call or WhatsApp if you have any specific questions or concerns about the vaccine.

Safe And Convenient Vaccination

Safe And Convenient Vaccination
Rest assured, the Shingles vaccine is made from a non-live virus, making it safe for individuals with weakened immune systems. It is crucial to take the first dose as soon as possible, with the second dose administered two months later. By choosing to get vaccinated, you not only decrease your risk of developing shingles but also minimize the severity and duration of symptoms if you do experience an outbreak, while significantly lowering your chances of post-herpetic neuralgia.

 

Take Action Today

Don’t let shingles interfere with your well-being. Take control of your health by opting for the Shingles vaccine at RxDx Healthcare. Request a callback or book your vaccine appointment now using the buttons below. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you on your journey towards a shingles-free future.

At RxDx Healthcare, we are committed to your health and well-being. Trust us to provide you with the highest quality care and protection against shingles.

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