A member asked:

My son is 25 has schizophrenia and just got shingles any problems or relation ship between either disease?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Larry Lutwick answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

But hope you son feels better.

Answered Oct 16, 2012

5.5k views

Thank

Still have questions?

Get the best care from a doctor who knows you.

Book a Video Appointment
appScreen
Sponsor Content
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Unfortunately shingles is caused by a virus (herpes zoster) which we get from chicken pox and it stays with us. The virus is dormant in sensory nerves. During stress, states of illness and with aging (when our immune system becomes weakened), the virus can become active in the affected nerve and that's why shingles occurs in localized skin areas.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

5.5k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

Please tell me about schizophrenia disease?

8 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...