Written for Mediaplanet‘s 2014 Dermatology campaign published in the National Post.
Published July 2014 in online and print.
For many, chicken pox is an illness that comes and goes with childhood, but for a growing number of Canadians, like Sue Rosenthal, this disease can resurface without warning as a painful rash called shingles.
Rosenthal was playing the French horn in a community concert when she first felt symptoms.
“Because of the pain in my shoulder, the entire concert was excruciating and I could barely concentrate on the music,” she recalls. Even carrying her gear from the car to the venue had caused incredible discomfort.