Top
20
Doctor insights on: Are Shingles And Herpes Related

Share
1

1
Are staph infections and shingles related?

Are staph infections and shingles related?

No: Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster virus), which is an entirely different organism from staphylococcus aureus, which is a bacteria. However, shingles lesions can get superinfected, and the most common cause for this is staph. Aureus. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


2

2
Are genital herpes and HPV related to each other?

Are genital herpes and HPV related to each other?

Yes and no: They are both viruses, but they are different kinds of viruses. This means that they share similar qualities, but they are different families of virus. Hpv is a human papilloma virus and HSV is a herpes virus. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How are genital shingles and herpes different?

How are genital shingles and herpes different?

Virus: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, or chickenpox. It usually takes a dermatomal pattern, so having isolated genital shingles would be rare. The lesions would be similar, with vesicles/blisters (vzv and hsv are related). ...Read more

4

4
What are the similarities between symptoms of shingles and herpes simplex infection?

What are the similarities between symptoms of shingles and herpes simplex infection?

Shingles and herpes: Both are from the herpes group of viruses. Herpes simplex type 1 and 2 usually occurs at or near the place of innoculation like the lips or the genetalia. It can recur often. Shingles usually occurs only once and the rash appears in a dermatome(course of a nerve) like along an arm, a side of a face, etc. All forms can cause blisters, itching and pain. ...Read more

5

5
Are HPV and herpes conected/related?

Are HPV and herpes conected/related?

NO, they are two: Different entities - herpes simplex virus ; human papilloma virus. Both can be transmitted sexually. ...Read more

7

7
I have herpes zoster, are liquids in the blisters contagious?

I have herpes zoster, are liquids in the blisters contagious?

Yes!: Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is a contagious viral infection. It is a reactivation of the varicella virus that causes chickenpox. You would be contagious to someone who who has never had chickenpox before or has never been vaccinated. You should keep the area covered at all times and wash your hands often. Stay clear of pregnant women, infants and immunocompromised people. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Are shingles and hypothyroid related?

Are shingles and hypothyroid related?

Not related: Shingles is due to reactivation of the herpes zoster virus (chicken pox), & can be spread to people who have not had chickenpox. Reactivation usually occurs when one is under stress or is ill or immunocompromised. Hypothyroidism is related to a functional decrease in thyroid levels which can result from a number of causes, including autoimmune disease. ...Read more

10

10
Do you know are chickenpox and cold sores caused by different strains of the herpes virus?

Do you know are chickenpox and cold sores caused by different strains of the herpes virus?

Herpes Viruses: There are three herpes viruses. The common chicken pox is caused by a cousin to the other two "herpes' viruses. Chicken pox can now be prevented by the childhood varicella vaccination and hopefully with time we will see this eradicated. There are two herpes viruses. Herpes type one is found on or near the mouth more than 90% of the time. Herpes two is found near the genitals 95% of the time. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Are shingles, chicken pox and herpes all the same virus?

No, but related: They are related but different. There are several human herpes viruses. All cause an initial infection, then lie dormant and may recur later. Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) types 1 and 2 cause oral and genital herpes. Chickenpox and shingles (herpes zoster) are caused by the same herpes virus, named varicella zoster virus (VZV), different than HSV. Shingles is a localized recurrence of chickenpox. ...Read more

12

12
Do you know are HPV and herpes simplex 1 and 2 related conditions?

Do you know are HPV and herpes simplex 1 and 2 related conditions?

Only from the : Standpoint that they are infectious diseases that can be spread through sexual contact. ...Read more

13

13
Besides sores, what other health problems, can you get from genital herpes and oral herpes?

Genital herpes: Can cause problems if active in a woman for a baby if she gives a vaginal delivery. Otherwise the problems from this infections are local pain and embarrassment and contagiousness ...Read more

14

14
Could the genital warts virus be passed on even there are no symptoms (outbreaks)?

Could the genital warts virus be passed on even there are no symptoms (outbreaks)?

Rare but yes...: Most outbreaks are passed during visible outbreaks. However, the HPV is a family of viruses well known for their ability to hibernate and reappear and potentially shed without visible lesions. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Can you initiate extra herpes outbreaks by kissing and having sex while blisters are present?

Can you initiate extra herpes outbreaks by kissing and having sex while blisters are present?

Yes: When blisters appear, the virus may be at it peak causing those symptoms, so close contact, especially sex can increase your risk of transfer with herpes. ...Read more

16

16
What are some symptoms of herpes simplex?

Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...Read more

17

17
Are boils and genital warts related?

Are boils and genital warts related?

Not really...: Boils are like very large pimples - they need to be drained to clear up. Warts are caused by a virus and need to be treated in different ways. ...Read more

18

18
Are fifth disease, cold sores/herpes, and pityriasis rosea related in any way to each other?

Are fifth disease, cold sores/herpes, and pityriasis rosea related in any way to each other?

The first two are: Caused by viruses, parvovirus b19 and herpes simplex respectively. The third is a skin disease that might be triggered by a virus but not clear. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Are angiokeratomas of Fordyce related to herpes?

Are angiokeratomas of Fordyce related to herpes?

No!: The pathophysiology of angiokeratomas remains unknown, although increased venous pressure may contribute to their formation. Also a case report recommends considering fabry disease in all male patients with angiokeratomas, even if localized to the scrotum. ...Read more

20

20
I learned cold sores are caused by herpes. Is it the same forms as genital herpes?

I learned cold sores are caused by herpes.  Is it the same forms as genital herpes?

Can be type 1 or 2: Cold sores on or near the lips are due to recurrence of herpes type 1 or 2. Herpes viruses, after the initial infection, live in a person's nerves and travel down the nerves to the surface to form blisters that break open, spreading more virus. Type 1 is more common on the lips, and type 2 more common on the genitals. With people engaging in oral sex, either type can be in one or both locations. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
824 doctors shared insights

Herpes Zoster (Definition)

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