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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella virus. You can only get it if you had chicken pox in the past.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on immunity: Herpes zoster is the chicken pox virus, so a person with zoster can touch any normal person (not immunocompromised, not on prednisone, not a baby) who ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeb Teichman
37 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: As long as you practice good hand hygiene and the lesions are in a place that can be covered it's ok for you to be around other olks. That being said ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Not Contagious: Generally, only the weeping, oozing fluid from the acute outbreak on the skin is mildly contagious and then only to those with no immunity to Chicken ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: If the person you are in direct contact with has previously had chickenpox or has had the varicella-zoster vaccine they will not be at risk. In the a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
Don't know if your: Doc has you on Acyclovir or similar. Also, zostrix (capsaicin) vaccine may decrease future outbreaks. Prednisone can be helpful & is safe if used for ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Your greater risk=CP: Adults who get chickenpox can get a severe pneumonia & other complications so i would worry less about shingles & more about chickenpox. Most adults w ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Shingles: Nausea and anorexia are not likely to be related to his episode of herpes zoster (shigles). He should see a doctor and be fully evaluated. Something ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Shingles: Shingles is a blistering viral infection (herpes zoster). Check with your doctor. You should not be working with food if you have active shingles on y ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Labyrinthitis: Depending on which nerve root was affected by your shingles outbreak, you may have "irritated" nerves that innervate the labyrinth, or balance centers ... Read More
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