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Can you get shingles in ur mouth ?

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Can you get shingles in ur mouth ?

Anywhere: Shingles, or herpes zoster, can appear anywhere; severe, disseminated cases appear over wide areas of distribution. Yes, you can get shingles that manifest in your mouth. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can a person get shingles in the mouth but not have any rashes on the skin?

Can a person get shingles in the mouth but not have any rashes on the skin?

Possible: Intraoral zoster is uncommon, but may produce a sharp unilateral distribution (trigeminal v3) of lesions. No intraoral prodromal symptoms occur. The lesion is very similar to herpes virus infections. See your dentist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Have Shingles Feb.been getting sores in my head, face, mouth, pubic area, am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) rashes are itchy causing pain how do I get rid of shingles ?

Have Shingles Feb.been getting sores in my head, face, mouth, pubic area, am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) rashes are itchy causing pain how do I get rid of shingles ?

Change antiviral?: You cannot get rid of the virus that causes chicken pox and also shingles - varicella zoster. Would be odd, but not impossible, to have shingles on face and pubic area. May be another virus. Liquid from oozing lesions can be tested to see what virus it is. ...Read more

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Are shingles contagious still even if you have them in your mouth?

Are shingles contagious still even if you have them in your mouth?

Yes: Please refrain from oral contact as the virus is easily spreas especially if you have open sores. ...Read more

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Can you have shingles in and around the mouth and lip?

Can you have shingles in and around the mouth and lip?

Perioral Dermatitis: Shingles does not occur around the mouth but perioral dermatitis does.Perioral dermatitis is a skin disorder in which tiny red bumps form around the mouth and is considered a form of acne and is more common in women. Sodium sulfacetamide works well for this condition. Sometimes oral antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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If I scratch shingles and then touch my mouth, could it cause severe tongue swelling?

No: By definition, if it is shingles it is a viral outbreak in someone who has had the disease before and their immunity has slightly lapsed. If it is shingles, there is no risk of generalized viral outbreak all over UNLESS it isn't YOUR shingles but you're taking viral exudate from someone else's lesions. In which case you have several severe problems. ...Read more

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I was diag. With shingles in my mouth, lots of blisters. I am also having a burning sensation on my head, it really hurts. Now my shoulders are burnin?

I was diag. With shingles in my mouth, lots of blisters. I am also having a burning sensation on my head, it really hurts. Now my shoulders are burnin?

Shingles: If you are experiencing shingles it is a very bad deal and can hurt a lot in many areas. Your doctor might be able to prescribe some pain reliever and/or anti viral medication for you but there isn't much that can be done except to wait it out. ...Read more

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I had shingles in 9/13 on left side of my head. I am now having my 5th major fever sore on my mouth. Is there anything i can do to rid myself of this ?

I had shingles in 9/13 on left side of my head. I am now having my 5th major fever sore on my mouth. Is there anything i can do to rid myself of this ?

Antiviral: You could try an over the counter medication such as abreva as soon as the symptoms start, another option given that you have frequent outbreaks may be a preventive medication, you should speak to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

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