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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Chance of recurrence is however lower.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Khan
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Shingles, unfortunately, is not a one time affair but rather a recurring one. Anytime that your immune system declines - from stress, lack of sleep, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Zostavax is a vaccine to prevent shingles.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes : There is a vaccine available for shingles. Discuss with your doctor to determine if you qualify for the shingles vaccine.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Shingles would only affect the mammogram by possibly showing some skin thickening and cause you more discomfort during the procedure but it should not ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Viral infection: Pain , blisters or blebs of fluid along a nerve and fatigue.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not completely: Shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. There is a vaccine for shingles (zostavax). It doesn't prevent shingles completely, b ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Shingles: Yes certainly especially if its infecting one of the nerves that goes into the leg.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes: It is not usual but yes, any rash could potentially leave a scar or discoloration.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Yes: According what I have read online.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Besides...: Besides the localized pain and rash that shingles cause it may also present with flu like symptoms. So yes, you may experience symptoms of weakness an ... Read More
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