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is it possible to get shingles on your butt

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Dr. Walid Abuhammour
37 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Ernest
10 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Shingles is a reactivation of the same virus that causes chicken pox. It typically occurs in the same dermatomal distribution of the body, so to answ ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Shingles can affect any part of your body, some areas maybe more serious or concerning than others like around the eyes for example.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Getting the chickenpox vaccine as an infant usually prevents this however.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Reactivation: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (varicella-zoster) that lives dormant in nerve cells after the initial chicken pox infection.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely.: Shingles is nearly always limited to one side of the body. In a person with an abnormal immune system the disease could be disseminated.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The vaccine for chickenpox has a small incidence of zoster, although studies have so far shown the frequency is less than that for people who had wild ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Medication may not prevent continuance or recurrence of symptomatic infection with the varicella-zoster virus. This organism causes chicken-pox and t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and no: Chickenpox usually precedes shingles by many years or decades. However, chicken pox can be very mild, and not diagnosed, or the illness may be forgott ... Read More
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