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Can You Get Shingles Twice
Yes: Shingles is a condition where the zoster virus emerges from hibernation in one of your nerve roots. It travels down the nerve and exits in the distribution of that nerve where it causes pain, blisters and skin sensitivity. The only way you get shingles is to have had chickenpox in the past. This virus hibernates, you are not rid of it when the chicken pox passes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had chicken pox and shingles twice & i'm only 19, is there a chance that i could get them again?
What are the markers for ebv? I have had mono and shingles twice, what else is needed to run a test? I want to feel better, get healthy again.
EBV, shingles: Ebv and shingles are caused by two different viruses. Ebv can have a chronic form. Your doctor can examine you and check igm and igg for ebv. Shingles can recur when your immune system is down. There is a shot to help your body keep the shingles under control. Rest, moderate exercise, and a well balanced diet also help you get healthy. See your doctor to get a plan of action. ...Read more
Had 2 definite cases of chickpox at 5 & 16. Will my child's vaccination cause me to get it again or shingles? Had it twice, i fear my immunity is low.
Should be OK: You should have natural immunity at this point but if you want to be sure have your doctor test your varicella antibody titre to see if you have protection. If not, get the vaccine yourself. Your child's vaccination should not affect you. Anyone who has had chicken pox in the past or the vaccine can get shingles at any time in their life. ...Read more
Please explain if it is possible to get shingles twice, having had it an eye? May i take the new vaccine for this?
Since I've had chicken pox twice, once as a young child and a second time at 18, is is a good idea to get immunized for shingles? I am now 63.
I've had extreme fatigue for two years now. Its debilitating and I have lost interest in almost everything I use to enjoy. Background:
i'm a 20 year old female.
I've had chicken pox twice (shingles)
i got pityriasis rosea 1.5 years ago
i get tonsil ston
When : When someone mentions that "they have lost interest in the things they once enjoyed", it's a big red flag that the person is suffering from depression. Depression would also explain your fatigue and need to nap often - especially since you seem pretty healthy otherwise. (which is good!) st. John's wort has been shown to have modest benefit for mood improvement, but if you are still having symptoms, you may need a better medication and therapy. Research shows that people who engage in therapy and medication get better faster and stay better for a longer period of time than either therapy or medication alone. You should call your doctor and discuss your symptoms with them. They may be able to help you, or at least refer you to someone in your area who can help. I added a link to a website with helpful information about depression. There are a few other illnesses that can cause similar symptoms such as hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone) and your doctor may choose to check for this before starting medication. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
L have pain from shingles for 18 months . Please what can l do to get out of the pain or ease lt.?
Polypharmacy!: Post herpetic neuralgia, the pain from the damaged nerves that were injured during the zoster (shingles) infection, is one of the hardest pains to deal with. Topical ointments are usually not well tolerated. Oral medications, especially the anti-seizure class, are useful but frequently more than one need to used at the same time to get results. Narcotics are helpful at times. Spinal cord stim ? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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