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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes but rare: Shingles, which is a reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus. Most people are infected with the virus as children and it lays dormant in our ne ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Shingles ?: Yes , the virus is in u body and i advise u to take vaccine for it.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: There is no such evidence that incidence of shingles is increasing in younger population.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Shingles: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella virus. You can only get it if you had chicken pox in the past.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Shingles : This is not unusual as the nerve root has been inflamed and,unfortunately, postherpetic neuralgia may be a chronic condition. At this time I would ask ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Shingles…: Is reactivation of virus that causes chickenpox (herpes zoster/ varicella). May start as burning sensation in the distribution of nerve(s); later blis ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience in General Practice
Rash: Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes the chicken pox. The virus remains inactive in your body and becomes active again years later. The pa ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Shingles: Shingles is a disease caused by a virus. It is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles present as a vesicular rash on one side of the body ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Chicken Pox: Shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. After chicken pox resolves, the virus hides on in a nerve and then may come back out, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Chickenpox-again: Shingle is a limited (area), reactivated form of chiken pox a person contracted years earlier, typically during childhood. After resolution of the ini ... Read More
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