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does shingles recur in the same area

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Ernest
10 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles : That is correct. Shingles appears along the nerve path and not as you describe
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
may recur: Yes, they can recur, if human papillovirus persists.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It can: We call this nummular eczema. Sometimes a drug reaction may also affect only one or more locations and this is called fixed drug eruption. In atopic d ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience Dermatology
Can't predict: A healthy skin barrier is vital as it will protect invasion by common infections - bacteria, fungal, viral. Eczema herpeticum is when the hsv (cold s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The virus is in your nerves and can break out in any nerve, but it typically affects the same nerve when it recurs. In your case, the maxillary divis ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contact point: It will usually be near the contact point but body fluids with the hsv virus in it can infect your skin in surrounding areas. Most guys will have her ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Hpv can resolve with treatment or surgery but the virus may persist in the tissues and be present or cause more lesions in the future.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: The lab tests for herpes simplex i and ii are imperfect and subject to false positives and negatives, and HSV ii acquired on the mouth usually stays t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: The wording of your question is hard to follow. That said, there are some basics I can state. Most encephalitis viruses burn out and are essentially e ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes 2: 95% of those infected with the herpes two virus will have their infection somewhere between their belly button and their thighs. So, yes it can be fou ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If you touch a herpes outbreak you can develop herpes on your finger. It's called a herpetic whitlow.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Not really: Usually, hsv-1 genital outbreaks are less severe or frequent than hsv-2 outbreaks, but they look the same and you need testing to distinguish them. If ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will ru ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It's not uncommon to see this. Both need to be treated when this happens.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it is: Lesions generally begin on the chest or back and then spread to the face, neck, arms, and legs. Children usually run fever for several days. In addi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Lips nose chin: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the c ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Usually: Usually comes back in the same place all the time.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephania Timothy
Specializes in General Surgery
Lymph nodes: Yes it is more common to spread to the same side as the breast cancer
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Shingles is also called herpes zoster, but the two viruses are completely different. Shingles is recurrence of the varicella-zoster virus which causes ... Read More
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