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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not a problem: You can get tattooing in all the desired body areas with no regard for your Zoster infection. Consider the long term effect of what your tattoo will ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Uncertain: Tattooing is a form of self-mutilation and you should not do it. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, m ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
37 years experience Pain Management
Herpes zoster: Shingles , also called herpes or varicella zoster, occurs when the v. Zoster virus is reactivated after being dormant within nerve roots since a previ ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Shingles. : You can get shingles at any age.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Mantz
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: But, it may not be covered by insurance. Many insurers cover it starting at age 60. I could help boost your immunity and is probably worth the expense ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Shingles: Shingles or herpes zoster is caused by a reactivated chickenpox (varicella) virus that has gone dormant after the initial varicella infection. So the ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
Possible, unlikely: Molluscum is a pox virus transmitted from person to person by touch. If your tattoo artist has a molluscum on their hand and touches you, they can tr ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes you can: I do realize how discomforting this can be. The rash of shingles usually recurs in the same area because of the dermatomal or skin pattern the nerve f ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: You could get a mild case of shingles.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Shingles: No you can get shingles when you have dormant chicken pox virus in your body. Any form of stress can reactivate them.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Shingles prevention: Unfortunately, 'yes', although the Zostavax (Shingles vaccine) is designed to prevent shingles, it is not 100%. This is true particularly with older ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Shingles occurs when the virus which causes chickenpox stays in your body in the nerve endings permanently and reactivates as herpes zoster (shingles) ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Np: If you have keloids only in your earlobes, it should not be a problem. However if you have keloids on your trunk or arms, it is best not to tattoo the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, per the cdc, even if you have had shingles, you can still receive the shingles vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease. There i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Reduce them YES: Crater like scarring from chickenpox are able to be filled from underneath, mechanically planed (dermabraded) to reduce crater edges, or excised and s ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The rate of shingles among vaccine recipients is lower than that of wild chickenpox, but it does occur.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Typically you can only get chicken pox once. After that you can get a second type of infection from the same virus called shingles. Shingles is a pain ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
From anyone: If you haven't had chickenpox (varicella) or the vaccine you can get it from anyone. Pregnant moms-to-be who have had chickenpox will transfer passive ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Shingles vaccine: Your pmd should be able to get this for you.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: If you have herpes then anytime you irritate you dermis you can get an outbreak. This occurs with lasers as well. If you believe you have an outbrea ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Vaccine rash/risk: There are a small percentage of people that will break out in an atypical rash a week or two after receiving the weakened varicella virus injection. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: If the needle had first touched another herpetic lesion and then immediately pricked you, yes that could happen.

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