A 45-year-old female asked:
im 45 and i had shingles on my right leg october last year.now march it has come on the left leg what is the problem. im healthy and have no illnesses?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Katherine Caldwell answered
16 years experience General Practice
Shingles - twice: Shingles is bad enough the first time, but it doesn't seem fair to get it twice. About 10-20% of the US population will get shingles in their lifetime. Of those, only 1-4% will get it more than once, but unfortunately, that is well-known to happen. If your immune system is compromised, that can increase your risk.
Answered on Nov 20, 2017
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