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A 48-year-old member asked:

Could it happen that a healthy young person get shingles?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Zoster n the Young: A healthy young person can get shingles. It is more commonly seen in the elderly or in individuals with immunocompromised patients. The notion that a young healthy person cannot get shingles is false. That ave being said, when shingles is seen in this population, the your doctor will ask you a few questions which will help him or her decide if blood tests are necessary.

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A 32-year-old female asked:

Why would shingles occur in a young person?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Shingles: While it is uncommon for shingles in a young person it is not unheard of. All you need is to have had chickenpox before. Shingles can present in times of decreased immunity, stress etc..

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