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Can Stress Cause A Shingles Outbreak
I have never had chickenpox, but just had an outbreak of shingles. How can I prevent future shingles outbreaks? I am a young adult and recently had an outbreak of shingles. The doctor said i either got it from someone or i had an outbreak due to stress. I
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
They are buddies: Varicella-zoster are the responsible parties in chicken pox and shingles. If you have ever had chicken pox or the vaccine there is the possibility of shingles in your lifetime. While chicken pox does not cause shingles it has a clear role in its development. Other precipitating factors will bring out a shingles outbreak such as a viral illness, fatigue, and stress. ...Read more
25 just got shingles now i'm scared I have a serious issue like lymphoma to weaken my immune system that's caused this outbreak :(?
Herpes zoster: This is the varicella-zoster virus (vzv), and is a recurrence of your chickenpox as shingles. It used to be felt that it was necessary to have some underlying immune deficit or malignancy but this is no longer true, and totally normal people get outbreaks. Go and get the vaccine and this may help prevent or reduce future outbreaks, and unless you have other reasons, do not worry about lymphoma. ...Read more
Jad reoccuring rash with flacky skin on butt, could it be shingles and if so could that cause false positive hsvii? Had no HSV outbreak.
Can shingles normally on left shoulder, but without an outbreak right now, cause the arm to go numb and cause dizzy, light-headedness?
Can someone who had an outbreak of herpes zoster Ophthalmicus have dental procedures done? I have heard that operating on the face can cause outbreak
If i was exposed to genital herpes, would stressing and worrying about it cause me to have an outbreak?
No: Stress is usually related to repeat outbreaks, not new infections. New infections from exposure usually has more to do with current health status and immune status. After first outbreak, stress, illness and sunburn seem to incite outbreaks. Men usually have apparent outbreaks that are visible. It is possible for a woman to have a non visible internal cervical herpes outbreak. ...Read more
My doctor said that i had a herpes outbreak in my mouth caused by stress he says everyone carries the virus, and i shouldnt worry about it ?
Herpes HZV1: Stress may be physical too. Dehydration is classic. Lack of enough rest is another. Poor eating habits contribute too. Excessive sun & wind exposure. YES most of us carry this virus. But avoid the things that can cause it to blossom out. Go to www.health911.com for further reading. My Best BD ...Read more
Is there a way to prevent shingles when you have a couple of major catastrophes at the same time and expect outbreak?
Am i breaking out in shingles again only 6 days after my lesions dried up. I got new lesions today? I broke out in shingles aprox 2 weeks ago and my lesions dried up about 6 days ago. Then today i broke out in new lesions. Am i having another outbreak alr
Yes : Yes unfortunately you could be dealing with another outbreak, however uncommon in people less than 60 years of age. Regardless please call/visit your doctor. You may need IV Acyclovir or a strong steroid to reduce your pain and swelling if deemed necessary. Stress or weakened immune system can be a factor in recurrence. Please make sure you follow up with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Is there any benefit to visiting a doctor after more than 72 hours has passed since the outbreak of shingles?
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
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