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A 65-year-old female asked:

Zoster herpes igg level 2400 with shingles like outbreak that only relieves with b12 and c shots. how do i confirm it's not shingles? any tests/sign?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Culture lesions: Recurrent herpes zoster outbreaks are not very common, and are usually related to a drop in your immunity that suppresses the herpes zoster virus lying dormant in your dorsal root ganglia. B12 & C shots are not indicated treatments for shingles outbreaks. You can have your clinician unroof one of the lesions during an outbreak and collect a herpes zoster culture. Take Care!

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Last updated Jan 1, 2016

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