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What not to eat when you have shingles

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Shingles: Nausea and anorexia are not likely to be related to his episode of herpes zoster (shigles). He should see a doctor and be fully evaluated. Something... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Labyrinthitis: Depending on which nerve root was affected by your shingles outbreak, you may have "irritated" nerves that innervate the labyrinth, or balance centers... Read More
Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Inner ear issues?: If the nerves related to your inner ear get swollen they could easily result in feelings of vertigo/dizziness. Perhaps the foods are causing the ner... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Unlikely: You do not mention the specifics of your diet but it is unlikely it would have any significant effect on your immune system.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
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
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Shingles can recur. “Healthy adults 50 years and older should get two doses of Shingrix, separated by 2 to 6 months. You should get Shingrix even if ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No: There is no such evidence that incidence of shingles is increasing in younger population.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Shingles: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella virus. You can only get it if you had chicken pox in the past.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Anyone: Anyone can get it, but it's more prevalent amongst people older than 50.

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