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Can You Get Shingles From Another Person
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
Zoster n the Young: A healthy young person can get shingles. It is more commonly seen in the elderly or in individuals with immunocompromised patients. The notion that a young healthy person cannot get shingles is false. That ave being said, when shingles is seen in this population, the your doctor will ask you a few questions which will help him or her decide if blood tests are necessary. ...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
Yes: It can occur on the skin over any part of the body. ...Read more
Can i get shingles if i come in contact with a person with chikenpox? Had been a chikenpox patient. AGE 21.
Would it be possible that a person get shingles if he came in contact with an active sore in someone who has shingles?
Would you recommend a person that has vitiligo to get a shingles shot. I am a 49 yr old f that has had shingles in the last 4 months. I also have hpv.?
One dose after 60: The cdc at this time recommends one dose for people over the age of 60. Their investigations into the need for booster shots have not yet shown an advantage, but you might check at 5 year intervals with your doctor or in the literature as time goes by. It is really unpleasant from what i've heard. Best! ...Read more
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