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Shingles differential diagnosis

A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
I treat shingles but the major problem is the long term pain, numbness and itching in some. Best to treat it when scabs still present or before. I d... Read More
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Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
I hope you have a better experience in the future. Unfortunately, this is an online-only free service and we cannot refer you to another Doctor or “ m... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Shingles and Itch: Without seeing your skin i would recommend a contact with your physician. They may want to refill your script or give you something for the itch. ... Read More
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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 30 years experience
Itch from shingles: Shingles is a reactivation of chickenpox. After chickenpox resolves, virus stays in nerve cells and comes out as shingles along the path of one nerve... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 47 years experience
See MD: Shingles has very characteristic appearance. Youll have to see another doc for a second opinion since we can't see the problem here on HealthTap.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Yes: Post herpetic neuralgia may be a chronic condition
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Shingles: Your son probably has had his first chicken pox shot which will give him some good protection. Not touching or getting near your shingles helps him n... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Don't obsess over it: About 1/3 persons will get shingles in their lifetime & the vast majority are over 50 (68%). The common idea is it represents a weakening of the b... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: A person can have shingles more than once. His primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a weakness in his immune system (or just bad luck, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sometimes it will: A person can have shingles more than once. His primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a weakness in his immune system (or just bad luck, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 31 years experience
Anyone who has: Had chicken pox, who now has their immunity decrease.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
A few reasons: Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Once a person gets chickenpox, the virus stays in the body forever and my become active i... Read More
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