A 43-year-old member asked:
Is herpes and shingles the same thing? what about herpes zoster?
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Dermatology 41 years experience
Shingles: Herpes zoster is the medical word for shingles. When you get chicken pox the virus (herpes) rests in a nerve of your spine. Years later, if you are under stress or sick you can get shingles which is on one side of your body and can be very painful. If is not uncommon for the pain to start before the rash.
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What is the difference between herpes zoster (shingles) and scabies? Are the the same?
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Are shingles the same thing as herpes?
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Internal Medicine 17 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Is shingles and herpes the same thing?
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Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Herpes simplex: Shingles is also called herpes zoster, but the two viruses are completely different. Shingles is recurrence of the varicella-zoster virus which causes chickenpox. Herpes simplex produces mucocutaneous lesions on the skin and mucous membranes usually of the mouth and genetalia. Shingles occurs on one dermatome of the skin.
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Last updated Apr 16, 2019
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