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Dr. Lydia Collins
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What is the best treatment of herpes zoster infection?

Dr. Lydia Collins
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What is the best treatment of herpes zoster infection?

Anti-viral: Herpes zoster is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. The virus sits in the nerves and comes out later in life. This causes a painful rash that doesn't cross the middle of the body. Anti-viral medications are used to control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Herpes zoster is also known as Shingles. 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 ...Read more


Dr. James Marx
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Does Igg and IgM indicate if a person is being tested for a herpes zoster infection?

Dr. James Marx
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Does Igg and IgM indicate if a person is being tested for a herpes zoster infection?

Not sure: of your question. If Igg zoster antibodies are low, there may not be immunity; if Igm is high, it is an indication of acute infection. So if these tests are being run, that is why. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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What would be the best drug to use for a pregnant woman with a herpes zoster infection?

Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What would be the best drug to use for a pregnant woman with a herpes zoster infection?

Acyclovir: Acyclovir has been studied the most in pregnancy, but valcyclovir and famcyclovir have been used. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Painful, itchy rash on palms of hands & soles of feet, followed shortly by acute infection of 1 eye (treated) but rash persists. Herpes Zoster?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Not Zoster: Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris. Dyshidrotic eczema. Pompholix. Psoriasis. Id reaction. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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What is the definition or description of: herpes zoster?

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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What is the definition or description of: herpes zoster?

See below: Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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What food should be taken when you have herpes zoster? Thanks in advance

Dr. Bahman Omrani
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Shingle's Diet : There is no well studied scientific evidence that a certain food should be eaten or avoided in setting of herpez zoster (shingles). A healthy varied diet is advised to help provide the essential nutrients the body needs to deal with the infection. Adequate water intake is also important. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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How to treat herpes zoster? Can it cause death?

Dr. John Leander Po
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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How to treat herpes zoster? Can it cause death?

Depends on situation: If you had chicken pox then you risk getting shingles. Vaccination the best way to lower the risk of getting shingles; the severity of pain and complications are signifantly decreased. Acyclovir is used for therapy, but is most effective witihn 48-72 hrs of an outbreak. Death from shingles is rare but can happen esp in pt with impaired immunity. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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How can we identify a Herpes zoster patient?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Herpes zoster: Shingles occurs in people with history of prior chicken pox. Can occur many years after chicken pox when the persons immune system gets weak. The lesions are usually blisters that follow a single dermatome and does not cross the mid line of the body ...Read more

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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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Can a patient with syphilis develop herpes zoster?

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Separate disease: Yes, one can be "blessed" with both diseases. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Is it possible to have herpes zoster inside the skull?

Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Is it possible to have herpes zoster inside the skull?

You could say that: Herpes zoster (shingles) is generally a disease of the skin. However, it's possible to get zoster meningitis (infection in the spinal fluid), encephalitis (infection of the brain), or myelitis (infection of the spinal cord). ...Read more

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Shingles (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 ...Read more


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