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Sex during shingles

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Doubt any effect: Shingles is essentially the emergence of a hibernating virus from nerve clusters along the inside of your spine. It travels out the nerve, like a cano... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rydfors
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Valtrex (valacyclovir) for 7 days: Shingles is when dormant chickenpox virus reactivates and causes painful blisters on limited areas of your skin. It will often appear with pregnancy a... Read More
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Acyclovir: Acyclovir or valtrex (valacyclovir).
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Shingles: Although there is not a “cure” for shingles- valacyclovir (valtrex), Acyclovir (zovirax) ; Famciclovir (famvir) can help symptoms. Cool bath or comp... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not necessary: Shingles are a skin eruption caused by the chicken pox virus that you likely contracted in childhood. The virus is present in the nerve root supplyin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Should be ok: If a person had shingles or chicken pox in the past, she can no longer catch the virus from another person. However, if a person has no good immunity ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
"Shingles" ?'s: Since shingles is a viral condition which can be extended by stress, surgery during an active outbreak is probably not a good idea. Unless the cyst is... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology 54 years experience
Shingles: Shingles comes only in people who once had chicken pox. You can catch chicken pox, usually as a child, if you are exposed to another child whol is sic... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
I would think it is: residual pain from the nerve irritation of herpes zoster/shingles. This is fairly common. About 20% of patients report some pain at 3 months. It does ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Platletct650or650000: Normal platlet count is 150000 to400000 per cubic millimeter or 150-400x10\\\9\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ per liter 650 is very low and cause spontaneous blee... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Too important: Your request is too important to pass on even though it's confusing. If you're asking about chances of having contracted HIV 4 mths ago, definitely ha... Read More
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