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Is it possible to get shingles on your butt

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Ernest
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Getting the chickenpox vaccine as an infant usually prevents this however.
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Reactivation: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (varicella-zoster) that lives dormant in nerve cells after the initial chicken pox infection.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 30 years experience
Shingles : Shingles is caused by the same virus responsible for chicken pox . The virus remains in a dormant state until a shingles outbreak occurs years later w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Shingles: You must have had chicken pox, to get shingles. You can also get it if you have been immunized against chicken pox, but it is less likely. Shingles i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Possibly: A very rare cause of meningitis which occurs in people who are likely immunocompromised.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Shingles: It is possible to get shingles again and again. The current indication for the shingles vaccine is for adults ages 50 and over.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: Recurrences of the nasty illness, in the same place or elsewhere, are common.
A male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Shingles. : You can get shingles at any age.
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