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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles symptoms: Shingles often starts out as a patch of skin with a burning sensation followed a few days later by vesicles (small blisters) which eventually burst & ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
It will get better: It will get better on its own; it just might take a few days longer to heal up, and it's possible you'll have more pain.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster: Yes, relapse may occur due to a wide variety of factors, and in some people never recurs at all. Stress of any form has been associated with reactiva ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Shingles: Zoster, often referred to as shingles, is a reactivation of the varicella (chickenpox) virus lying dormant in a nerve cell. When it occurs it general ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Pain, rash,itching: The common word for it is shingles. It may first make itself kinown by severe pain over a given area, very puzzling to a doc. After a day or so the bl ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
See below: It can be a bit confusing. The technical name for 'shingles' is herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About herpes zoster: The first time a person catches the varicella zoster virus, he gets a case of chicken pox. Most of the time, chicken pox is obvious. Occasionally, a p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Varicella-zoster: Vz is the causative agent of chickepox which can recur later in life as shingles (herpes zoster). Herpes simplex is a completely different virus with ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Shingles virus: Herpes zoster if the chicken pox virus and when it reoccurs later in life , it causes shingles.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Try wikipedia.: Seriously, there are several good descriptions of herpes zoster infections available on the internet.

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