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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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Pain, rash,itching: The common word for it is shingles. It may first make itself kinown by severe pain over a given area, very puzzling to a doc. After a day or so the bl ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About herpes zoster: The first time a person catches the varicella zoster virus, he gets a case of chicken pox. Most of the time, chicken pox is obvious. Occasionally, a p ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Try wikipedia.: Seriously, there are several good descriptions of herpes zoster infections available on the internet.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Shingles: Herpes zoster is the medical word for shingles. When you get chicken pox the virus (herpes) rests in a nerve of your spine. Years later, if you are un ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Shingles: There should be no problem with exercise. Avoid getting too sweaty as it may irritate the skin more, causing more pain. Friction from clothing may als ... Read More
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Shingle's Diet : There is no well studied scientific evidence that a certain food should be eaten or avoided in setting of herpez zoster (shingles). A healthy varied d ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some contacts are ok: Herpes zoster is the chicken pox virus, so a person with zoster can touch any normal person (not immunocompromised, not on prednisone, not a baby) who ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can happen any time: Herpes zoster can happen to anone who's ever had chicken pox. Most of us have had chicken pox, thus most of us can get zoster. Zoster at younger age ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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