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Shingles differential diagnosis

A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 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
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 27 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 28 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
Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 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
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Herpes Zoster: Famvir (famciclovir) is approved for treating herpes zoster (shingles). Whether you take it or not is best addressed w/your doc. However, if you don't... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 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.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Could be: This could end up being chronic but could resolve over one year.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Yes: Post herpetic neuralgia may be a chronic condition
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 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
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 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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