Re: Shingles in 15 year old son
Yes, he does seem young. My husband was 24 when he came down with shingles. The doctor thought that was also young as we normally associate shingles with the elderly.
If I remember, I believe it's a virus related to the chicken pox. I think the doctor said that we carry the virus with us and at some point it will come out if we are exposed to the chicken pox virus? I honestly can't remember, but something to that effect. (Someone please correct me, I may be wrong.)
My husband was prescribed a cream to use and a pill for the pain. After paying for the cream he nixed the pill unless he felt he couldn't stand the pain! Back then it was about $100 for the tube of cream!
Really not much you can do for shingles, viral, and needs to run it's course. I remember he was stiff and achy, and they hurt. Good luck.