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Herpes zoster ophthalmicus contagious

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Zoster no, c'pox yes: People with their first infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) (mostly kids w/ chickenpox) are infectious by respiratory secretions -- e.g. cough... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marya Cassandra
Dermatology 20 years experience
Yes!: Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is a contagious viral infection. It is a reactivation of the varicella virus that causes chickenpox. You would ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Herpes zoster : Classic presentation is dermatomally-based unilateral eruption, mostly vesicles, later forming scabs, Thoracolumbar most frequent. Facial or eyes inv... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Herpes zoster: Shingles occurs in people with history of prior chicken pox. Can occur many years after chicken pox when the persons immune system gets weak. The lesi... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Rash and pain: HerpesZoster(Shingles) is caused by Varicella(Chickenpox)virus.which is reactivated in persons body several years after having had Chicken Pox. Typica... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Shingles : Herpes zoster is due to flaring of dormant chicken pox infection along a verve , usually not lethal but will cause intractable pain even after healin... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Lawson
Pain Management 18 years experience
Several options: For acute shingles (rash lesions present) you should take an anti-viral medication like Acyclovir or Valtrex to treat the illness. You can take nsaid... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
It is possible: that Herpes Zoster opthalmicus causes lagophthalmos.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
VHZ India?: ± 1 million cases/year in usa and 1, 5 million cases in the european union. Couldn't find recent data for india. Try who http://www.Who.Int/en/ you ca... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Lagophthalmos causes: Lagophthalmos the inability to close the eyelid completely. This results from damage to the 7th cranial nerve or 'facial' nerve. There are many possib... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
From some people: A person with Herpes Zoster is essentially shedding the chicken pox virus.Anyone who has already had chicken pox or who has been vaccinated against it... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The infection: can be triggered to potentially become symptomatic again in the future.

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