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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Shingles In Adults

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Does chicken pox in young children always cause shingles later as an adult?

Does chicken pox in young children always cause shingles later as an adult?

Will not trigger it: The exposure to a child with chickenpox will not cause shingles to appear in an adult. If the adult never had chickenpox (rare) it could be passed to the adult as the generalized illness of chickenpox.Incubation period would be 10-21 days(ave 14). ...Read more

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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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Can young adults (early 20's) be diagnosed with shingles?

Can young adults (early 20's) be diagnosed with shingles?

Yes but rare: Depending on the severity of the shingles (zoster) and risk factors, your doctor may decide to investigate for underlying systemic conditions associated with an immunocomprised state. ...Read more

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What s shingles its cause by a particular food eaten.What do I run away from.What drugs doct?

Shingles: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella virus. You can only get it if you had chicken pox in the past. ...Read more

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What is the cause of shingles?

What is the cause of shingles?

Zoster reactivation: Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by reactivation of varicella zoster, the chickenpox virus, which lives in your nerve cells. It's painful, but if you have a healthy immune system it will get better on its own, and faster if you take anti-herpes drugs quickly. The main complication is post-herpetic neuralgia, chronic pain in the area of the lesions, which is more likely to occur in older people. ...Read more

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What causes shingles outbreaks?

What causes shingles outbreaks?

Stress: Stress or other conditions that lowers your immune system can prompt reactivation of vzv, the causative agent for chickenpox; this manifests as shingles. ...Read more

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Could shingles cause cloudy memory?

Could shingles cause cloudy memory?

Unlikely, but: If you had direct brain infection from herpes zoster, could cause severe cognitive issues. More likely, the meds to treat shingles, can have side effects, and this may be best answer. ...Read more

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What is shingles and what cause it?

What is shingles and what cause it?

Varicella virus: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (varicella). After chicken pox the virus may remain in a dormant state and reactivate year later. It causes a painful blistering rash. You should see your doctor immediately if you get it because treatment is most effective if started within 48 hours after the rash appears. ...Read more

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Shingles continuing to cause BP spikes?

Shingles continuing to cause BP spikes?

Could be the Pain: You should see your doctor about increases in blood pressure. Make sure your pain is controlled. This could be leading to increase in bp. ...Read more

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