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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This is great way to use Healthtap.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Khan
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Shingles is a marker that your immune system is not working at its best - that;s why the sleeping or jailed chickenpox virus is able to escape its lea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
36 years experience Dermatology
Possibly: Most patients with shingles do not contract other infections despite the immune alteration that led to developing shingles. Rarely, shingles lesions m ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
34 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: There is antiviral cream, but the virus comes from the inside out and the pills work better.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
No: While shingles is more common in the elderly, younger people can get it also. It can also occur in people that have a problem with their immune system ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
32 years experience Family Medicine
Does run in families: Shingles is from the chicken pox virus that you had when you were younger. Children who have not been vaccinated can get chicken pox from someone wit ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
46 years experience Anesthesiology
Shingles: Shingles is serious at any age. U should receive an antiviral and consider a ganglionic nerve block to prevent post herpetic neuralgia which is a ser ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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It might: Be something more serious.See an infectious disease specialist to get your immune system checked out.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles…: Is reactivation of virus that causes chickenpox (herpes zoster/ varicella). May start as burning sensation in the distribution of nerve(s); later blis ... Read More
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