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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Is the Zoster healed: If the Zoster is completely healed, start with good hygiene routine and add a good moisturizer for face and a cream like skinworx(available) on intern ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
You're in luck...: Shingles comes from within. A person who had varicella in childhood should have immunity to varicella, and should have varicella virus remaining insid ... Read More
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A 94-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes, shingles: Although i presume syphilis has been treated. There is no reason why any adult with or without syphilis should not develop shingles (herpes zoster inf ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
You could say that: Herpes zoster (shingles) is generally a disease of the skin. However, it's possible to get zoster meningitis (infection in the spinal fluid), encepha ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
No: Herpes virus causes herpes. Hiv virus causes aids. However, if you have herpes simplex, chance of having HIV is increased.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Always ensure it is a killed-virus vaccination, but yes, we do recommend vaccination.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Of course: for most cases of acute HZ the use of antiviral therapy (acyclovir, famciclovir or valacyclovir), is recommended to prevent postherpetic neuralgia, a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually no trigger: Your question seems to assume a trigger of herpes zoster (shingles) is usually present or can be identified. Not so. Most cases are random without any ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: Recovery from something like this can demonstrate significant variability, but in general, it's usually slow and steady over the course of several mon ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Shingles: Zoster, often referred to as shingles, is a reactivation of the varicella (chickenpox) virus lying dormant in a nerve cell. When it occurs it general ... Read More
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