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what can be taken for the pain of shingles

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Shingles: Sometimes pain presents before the rash is apparent.

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: You omitted crucial information. When did it begin? Treatment? How long after onset was treatment started? Is skin now healed? Exactly where is it? Be ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: There are no known interactions between these two . . . . But if you're planning to add hypericum perforatum (st. John's wort) to your regimen, please ... Read More
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes, though: The rash of shingles is unique enough for the seasoned clinician to diagnose it clinically ( one side only, follows a specific "dermatome", presence ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
23 years experience in Family Medicine
It varies by person: Each person responds differently. Shingles is caused by dormant chicken pox within nerves. It gets reactivated due to immune system stress, moves out ... Read More
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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

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