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Can shingles can be treated

A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, by contact: Chicken pox and shingles are due to the same virus (the zoster virus). If a person has no good immunity to the zoster virus (never caught chicken pox, ... Read More

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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rarely: Rarely, shingles can recur and do not have to be in the same spot. The pain and burning precede the rash, and follow a nerve distribution. It can occu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Several treatments: Post-herpetic neuralgia (chronic pain after shingles) can be treated with Gabapentin (neurontin) or other related drugs. You can also apply capsaicin ... Read More
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Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience Pain Management
Possible: Do you have a reason why you are susceptible to shingles? This could be related and the first sign of another shingles outbreak.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No there is not.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster: My policy would be to treat this because of the location and the potential for post-herpetic neuralgia. Why you were not seen by the dermatologist is ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No long term effects: Once in a while, people become carriers of Salmonella for a few weeks or months after they get over the initial infection. However, this is rare and h ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Not a virus yet: Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease where antibodies are directed at one`s own tissues including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs and ev ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I doubt this is shingles after 8 months. See a dermatologist. It sound more like psoriasis or eczema.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles: What you may be experiencing is something called "post herpetic neuralgia", which is a condition that can occur after an episode of shingles. It is a ... Read More
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