A 70-year-old female asked:
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is it ok to get the shingles vaccine while having an outbreak of herpes simplex 2?

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Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
Most likely: Still suggest that you first take care of the hsv before subjecting yourself to the "trauma" of the shingles vaccine
Answered on Sep 19, 2020
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Yes: It is possible to suffer from herpes zoster (shingles) and at the same time be dealing with a herpes simplex outbreak.
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Vicki Levine
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Antibodies: If you have had outbreaks in the past, then you know you have antibodies. I do not see any reason to have it tested now.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: It will usually show whether you have been exposed or not to herpes. 85% of population has been exposed.

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