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Can shingles reoccur in the same area

A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Herpes zoster...: ... (shingles) usually doesn't recur. A second episode doesn't mean anything special, but 3rd or more can indicate an immune system disorder. Recurren... Read More

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Ernest
Emergency Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: Shingles is a reactivation of the same virus that causes chicken pox. It typically occurs in the same dermatomal distribution of the body, so to answ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Shingles sores.: An area of shingles can be characterized by surrounding areas of inflammation that looks like bruising - it’s called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentati... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: In fact, recurrences are common. Ask your physician whether immunization might help.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Chicken pox: What you described is consistent with the child having chicken pox. You may wish to isolate him to prevent spread of infection to susceptible individ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: A person can have shingles more than once. His primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a weakness in his immune system (or just bad luck, ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
Very low: unlikely to sustain another attack...esp if your are not immunocompromised. There is a shingles vaccine , but usually given to those over 50 yrs old.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 24 years experience
Shingles: Shingles in more than one are of the body can just be "dumb luck" or it can be the sign of a problem with the immune system. Only your doctor can answ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Yes it is possible: Shingles virus follows a dermatomal pattern and when found on both sides of the body it is many times around the abdomen/chest area or thoracic back a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 40 years experience
Reduced risk: It's unusual to get shingles more than once.

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