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do i need shingles vaccine if i might have had genital herpes

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Not related: Shingles, or herpes zoster, is caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Genital herpes is caused by the h ... Read More
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Dr. William Lee
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Totally unrelated! shingles vaccine is recommended for those over the age of 65. There is no vaccine for herpes, a totally different virus.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
Most likely: Still suggest that you first take care of the hsv before subjecting yourself to the "trauma" of the shingles vaccine
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Dermatomal Rash: Generally shingles follow a dermatomal path meaning follow the path of a spinal nerve exiting the spine. Genital herpes stays around the mouth, groin ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not related: Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus i or ii. Shingles is caused by the "chicken pox" virus, which is also a herpes virus (herpes zoster) ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not likely: Shingles is moat often attributed to the chicken pox (hsv family), not genital (hsv2). Dr can test, if indicated for clarification.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Both are herpes: Viruses. Herpes zoster (shingles) are almost always on one side in a band like pattern and simplex can be on both sides at the same time if occurring ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haritha Vankireddy
18 years experience Family Medicine
I : I would recommend that it is beneficial to get shingles vaccine for you. The risk of you getting shingles is as average as any person of your age grou ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: Herpes has vesicles all the same age-that is they all have thin roofed veicles which unroof all at about the same time shigles on the other hand has ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Waning immunity: The shingles represent a return of varicella virus you encountered in childhood. It goes into hibernation in nerve centers along the front of the spin ... Read More
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