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herpes zoster ophthalmicus contagious

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marya Cassandra
19 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster : Classic presentation is dermatomally-based unilateral eruption, mostly vesicles, later forming scabs, Thoracolumbar most frequent. Facial or eyes inv ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Yes: According what I have read online.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Lawson
17 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is possible: that Herpes Zoster opthalmicus causes lagophthalmos.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
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 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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