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Could you pick up herpes simplex from someone with herpes zoster (shingles)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: Herpes simplex and herpes zoster are not the same.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between herpes zoster and herpes simplex?

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Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 51 years experience
Chicken pox & malais: Zoster is chicken pox....Simplex is fever & malaise. Both are childhood diseases.

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