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Herpes zoster on arm

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
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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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
You can't get it: A person might get chickenpox from exposure to debris from weeping sores of shingles.( If they never had chickenpox) You cannot catch shingles (Zoster... Read More
A 42-year-old female 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
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Absolutely yes: Sexually transmitted diseases are not mutually exclusive.When physicians find one std, we go ahead and test for several others.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Separate disease: Yes, one can be "blessed" with both diseases.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
No: Herpes virus causes herpes. Hiv virus causes aids. However, if you have herpes simplex, chance of having HIV is increased.
A member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Yes: Always ensure it is a killed-virus vaccination, but yes, we do recommend vaccination.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
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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