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How serious are shingles for 14 year olds

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Shingles: Shingles is chicken pox in a nerve. Rarely it appears at the same time as acute chicken pox. Most often it is an older person who had the virus as a c ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
That's strange at : This age. Please see his doctor asap.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Same plan as adults: I would suggest you have the DX confirmed & at that visit the doc can prescribe meds to suppress the flare up and deal with the pain as needed. The si ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Rare,: Very uncommon, unless in immunocompromised persons.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Unknowable: This is often unknown unless you have an underlying medication condition or immune weakness. It is often seen in those under significant stress or anx ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
It happens: I've seen it in toddlers as early as 15 months and it is seen throughout life. Though more common in older adults, it is not rare.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: if they have been around him they could get chicken pox.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
50 years experience Pediatrics
Herpes Zoster: That would be most unusual , as shingles (herpes zoster) is the localized re-eruption of the chickenpox virus (varicella). Most infants have trans-pla ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not Likely: After you have gotten over a case of chickenpox (varicella), this is followed by the establishment of a latent infection. The virus basically hangs ou ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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See ID: See an infectious disease doctor. I'll check an HIV test, titers for mycoplasma, valley fever (if in southwest), legionella and other test. Id doctor ... Read More
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