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herpes zoster vs varicella zoster

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Same thing: These are two terms for the same thing.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Herpes zoster...: ...Is the return of the infection caused by the varicella zoster virus. The first time this infection occurs, it is called varicella.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: In children, the rash is mild and complete resolution usually occurs within 1-2 weeks.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
See Below: It can be a bit confusing. The technical name for 'shingles' is herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus ... 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
1. Doubtful;...: ...Never noted to be associated with more frequent miscarriages than baseline; 2. Category b: none noted in limited studies; 3. Yes, but this usually ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Only varicella virus: Shingles is a condition where the zoster virus emerges from hibernation in one of your nerve roots. It travels down the nerve and exits in the distrib ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Recurrent chickenpo: When first infected with chickenpox (varicella) the virus remains alive in your nervous system for the rest of your life and for unclear reasons can r ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Word games: One is the name of a virus, the other is one condition that virus can cause.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
When weak: When you are weak, the virus grows stronger. And comes out through your nerves, and that is why it hurts. Until there is a crust, you can infect other ... Read More

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