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Can I Get The Shingles More Than One Time
Shingles usually 1 X: Shingles occur a second time in a second place less than 4% of the time. Shingles are a reactivation of the chicken pox virus that can remain dormant after you've been exposed to chicken pox, many years later. When the body's immune system becomes stressed and can't fight off the virus's attempt to reactivate, the virus spreads from the spinal ganglion along the nerve pathway to the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Please help? Is the shingles vaccine a one time shot or must you have one each year to be protected?
NoClinicalTrial Data: Good question but no clinical trial data exists. Merck, who did all the work to develop the vaccine, did the only clinical trial to date which compared incidence of shingles in people who received real vaccine vs. Just a saline placebo injection. Study: http://www.Merck.Com/product/usa/pi_circulars/z/zostavax/zostavax_pi2.Pdf. ...Read more
I keep getting diagnosed with different things, but sometimes my eye itches really bad, it becomes red and swollen, then bumps with pus show up on my upper eye lid. I was told at one time it was shingles but it happens at least 3 times a year, anothe
Yes.: Your immunity has probably been boosted by your recent outbreak and you may be protected from another outbreak for a period of time, but no one knows for sure how long that might be. ...Read more
Unlikely: If you have shingles more than 3 times in a year, you probably don't have shingles, since that kind of recurrence is extremely uncommon. Far more likely is that you have cutaneous herpes simplex that keeps recurring in the same place. A culture or pcr of the lesion can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Don't know: Risk factors increase the risk but do not guarantee that you get the condition. Genetic variation and immune system have a lot do with it, and our level of understanding of the process is very limited. There is a vaccine available. Talk to your doctor to see if it is recommended for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why could it be that someone who has the shingles gets them one right after another. Like they go away in no time they are back?
Recurrent Shingles: People with immune system diseases such as aids, diseases that affect the immune system such as cancer and those who take drugs that suppress the immune system because of autoimmune disease or organ transplant are most likely to develop recurrent shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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