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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Shingles: near eyes is something you have to be VERY careful about. Please see your doctor ASAP if you have not seen one. He/she will help keep you and your e ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Shingles: Shingles in the eyes requires PROMPT medical treatment. Forget the calamine & seek medical assessment.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Shingles : Consult with us to get an Rx for Acyclovir or Valcyclovir and other medicines to prevent post hermetic pain asap. More info at Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Surgery for what?: Why do you want to have surgery on your eyelids? The issues you described are not a contraindication to surgery, but a your age, what do you wish to a ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Frequently there is: A history of chicken pox in the past.- contact with others can be a cause if they have open wounds. It is not a good condition to have ; should be tr ... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes: Shingles, painful rash that may occur as reaction from dormant chickenpox virus. Once person contracts chickenpox after being exposed to varicella zo ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Dr. Ann Agnew answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: It is unlikely for Shingles to recur that frequently. I would investigate an alternative explanation or consider evaluation for immune deficiency if ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Herpes Zoster: Ophthalmic herpes zoster (herpes zoster ophthalmicus) can present serious problems if it is effecting the actual eye. I do recommend a medical assess ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Medication may not prevent continuance or recurrence of symptomatic infection with the varicella-zoster virus. This organism causes chicken-pox and t ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
See dermatology: for a correct diagnosis. I am not certain what Gf is
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Pain rx, antivirals: Antivirals can help diminish pain if used early in the acute phase (with the rash) but are not useful later. If the pain persists strongly after the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: If it were shingles your symptoms would be worsening and not getting better.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not hereditary: Shingles is due to activation of the chicken pox virus. If you did not have chicken pox, you do not have shingles. Visit this site for symptoms of shi ... Read More
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