Asthma May Increase Your Risk of Painful, Blistering Skin Rash – Study Finds

A recent study by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester has indicated that people with a history of asthma are at a high risk of developing shingles in later life. Shingles is a viral infection caused by varicella zoster virus and leads to a painful and blistering skin rash. Asthma suppresses adaptive immunity which favors the reactivation of varicella zoster virus. Vaccination is recommended for adults above 50 years with asthma.

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