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can shingles relapse

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derron Wilson
25 years experience Pain Management
Yes: The hsv lives in the nervous system after an infection with chicken pox and can lead to an outbreak of shingles throughout the remainder of your life. ... Read More
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Dr. ADIL KATABAY
24 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Yes it is possible.

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Relapses may occur . Is it another location? Is it as extensive ! have you checked your antibody titers? Being an infectious process, anything that ma ... Read More
Dr. Arthur Balin
47 years experience Dermatology
Shingles: No. Shingles is due to reactivation of the herpes zoster virus. As you get older your immune system memory cells decline and your ability to hold the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles…: Is reactivation of virus that causes chickenpox (herpes zoster/ varicella). May start as burning sensation in the distribution of nerve(s); later blis ... Read More
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Rash over skin: Chicken pox virus from childhood stays dormant in nerves.Any time when immune system is low especially after age 60 these viruses can activate, move a ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes zoster: Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is an infection caused by the chicken pox virus. Those who had chicken pox previously recovered from the diseas ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
9 years experience General Practice
Rash: Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes the chicken pox. The virus remains inactive in your body and becomes active again years later. The pa ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Shingles: Shingles is a disease caused by a virus. It is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles present as a vesicular rash on one side of the body ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Chicken Pox: Shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. After chicken pox resolves, the virus hides on in a nerve and then may come back out, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Chickenpox-again: Shingle is a limited (area), reactivated form of chiken pox a person contracted years earlier, typically during childhood. After resolution of the ini ... Read More
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Shingles: Is a reactivation of the varicella virus (chicken pox). It is not chicken pox all over again (is never is). The problem with shingles is the pain. The ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
24 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles : Shingles is a re-emergence of a the chicken pox virus. It pops up along a single nerve and creates a painful, red rash that is often in a line (along ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Shingles: Shingles is also called herpes zoster. It is caused by the herpes varicella virus and represents a reactivation of chicken pox.
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