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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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What are the long-term effects of shingles?

What are the long-term effects of shingles?

Pain most important: Even after shingles (or zoster) heals, the pain can be debilitating for months or years. This is why the vaccine for those over 60 is so important. There is a new clinical trial starting for cancer patients to receive an inactivated vaccine..They can not receive the current one because of their weakened immune system. Cancer patients are particularly susceptible to zoster. ...Read more

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How long doside effects of shingles shot last?

How long doside effects of shingles shot last?

Short time: Zostavax is a shingles vaccine approved by the fda. The vaccine can cause side effects, but they're generally mild and don't last long. ...Read more

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What to do if i still feel the effects of shingles, what can I do?

What to do if i still feel the effects of shingles, what can I do?

Shingles: Symptoms of shingles might persist after all rashes resolved. It is called post herpetic neuralgia. You might benefit from evaluation and treatment from pain management doctor, neurologist or pcp. ...Read more

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Are there side effects to shingles vacines.

Not really: You can develop skin irritation at the injection site but there are not any serious problems found with the vaccine. ...Read more

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Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Almost none.: There is no significnat side effect(s) to talk about. It is safe so that at one time it's been considered to be categorized as otc medicine. ...Read more

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Docs, could a shingles sufferer take a bath without suffering bad effects?

Shingles & Baths: Hello. No. You are not restricted with baths. Colloidal oatmeal (not the eating kind- Aveeno is an example which can be found at Walmart) and starch baths (yes cornstarch) can be soothing to the area of the body that is being attacked by the shingles virus. Make sure that your clothes, sheets, towels, etc. are washed in hot water AND separate from those in the home not suffering from shingles. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects taking amoxycillin? I keep on having shingles down the back of my spine...

Is there any side effects taking amoxycillin? I keep on having shingles down the back of my spine...

Keep having????: Shingles usually hits you once or if unlucky twice in a lifetime. It is odd to have more than 3 events. I would make sure you have shingles and clarify the rash type. If it is reoccurring grouped blisters it maybe herpes out breaks. See your doc. ...Read more

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I am 75 who just resrntly got shingles. I have been taking zovirax and acyclovir for 3weeks. Are there any complications or any side effects for being on this medication longer then it was prescribed.? Blisters now went away , buti have a very s

I am 75  who  just resrntly got  shingles. I have been taking zovirax and  acyclovir for 3weeks. Are there any  complications or any side  effects for being on this medication longer then  it was prescribed.?  Blisters now  went away , buti have  a very s

No: No side effects, but waste of money. No benefit from more than 1 week unless you have impaired immunity from a serious condition. Zovirax (acyclovir) and Acyclovir are 2 names for the same med. The cream is useless. The pill may help if started on the first or second day at 800 mg 3x a day for 7 days. Doxepin cream will relieve the pain. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the shingles vaccine for those over 60?

What are the side effects of the shingles vaccine for those over 60?

Safe Vaccine: There are no serious side effects except some patients will get chicken pox blisters around the site but these go away. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more