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Is it possible to get shingles at age 17

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Getting the chickenpox vaccine as an infant usually prevents this however.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yup.
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Yes: You can get shingles at seventeen if you had chicken pox earlier in life, Stress, weakened immunity are some of the factors that can cause shingles to ... Read More

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yunus Motala
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50: Recommended in adults above age 50
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No.: The youngest shingles patient i've ever treated was 3 -- and it's very rare for someone that young to get it. Normally, chicken pox is the childhood ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
15 months: I've seen it in a 15 mo.in the pre vaccine era. Some suggest an infection, recognized or not, during pregnancy can pass the germ to baby, who may the ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Zostavax: The fda approved varicella-zoster vaccine (zostavax) for adults age 50 ; older. Talk with your physician about getting it at an earlier age.
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Approved at 50 y/o: Zostavax, the shingles vaccine, is approved for those over 50 years of age.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Neither more or less: The only chickenpox age that raises the risk is very young, 50%. http://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/shingles-and-chickenpox-varicellazoste ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: If you had chickenpox or varicella, you are immune. The chickenpox virus lives in the dorsal horn of our spinal columns and may present as shingles. T ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
No change: Shingles is due to the same virus that causes chicken pox. The exact reason shingles comes back later in life is not known and the age chicken pox oc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: In fact, recurrences are common. Ask your physician whether immunization might help.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I took this directly from the immunization action coalition "is there an upper age limit for receipt of the zoster vaccine? Local providers ar ... Read More

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