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how long do shingles vaccine side effects last

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Shingles vaccine: There may be local reactions, but systemic reactions are unusual. For a complete listing of information about any vaccine, go to cdc website and then ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree with Dr. Maes: Possible side effects of Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) include injection site redness, swelling, itching, pain, heat or bruising or rash. Headache ma ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Safe Vaccine: There are no serious side effects except some patients will get chicken pox blisters around the site but these go away.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Zostavax: Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) isn't recommended if you are allergic to gelatin or neomycin, are taking high doses of steroids or have a compromised i ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
30 years experience Pediatrics
Shingles: Unfortunately there is very little to do, Ibuprofen and oatmeal baths may help. Liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) applied judiciously to certain areas ... Read More
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Lidoderm: Lidoderm patch (a prescription) may help and will be less messy that liquid forms.
A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Herpes vaccine : The herpes Zoster vaccine sometimes causes a chick pox type rash at the site. It can remain for 2-3 weeks and should be covered with a clean top. The ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: Valtrex is an antiviral that works to reduce the activity of the shingles virus when it emerges. Once you have improved enough that it does not bother ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: it is approved for individuals 50 and above, with certain precautions, wether they had the shingles or not, please check with your primary physician, ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
Zostavax and delay : I just checked the zostavax profile and cognitive difficulties are not listed. If you haven't seen a neurologist, that is your next step.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
2 months: The recommendation is 2 months.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
No acute signs: Sorry to hear you've met shingles. Getting the vaccine may prevent recurrences. You can get the shingles vaccine once you no longer have acute symptom ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Shingles: The vesicular lesions because of vaccine will show within 48 hrs ( to less than wee) after vaccine. Your rash needs to be evaluated by md.
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