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Way do people get shingles?

Way do people get shingles?

Viral infection: Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. Once you are infected with chicken pox, the Varicella Zoster virus remains in your body for life. At certain times of stress, or illness, your immune system and get what's called Herpes Zoster (shingles). Not everyone will get shingles, but it is relatively common. ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more


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How do people get roseola?

How do people get roseola?

Virus: Roseola is a viral infection that causes a rash and fever. It is common in infants and children. The most common virus is human herpesvirus 6, but other viruses can cause the same clinical picture. Not the same herpes virus that causes painful genital blisters. It is spread from contact with respiratory secretions (ie saliva) of an infected person (usually before symptoms even show it is spread). ...Read more

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How do people get ringworm?

How do people get ringworm?

Fungus: It is caused by a fungus that gets into the top layers of skin. It is not a systemic infection, it is just in the skin. The offending types of fungi are found in the soil, on pets, and on other people, just to name a few! ...Read more

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How do people get boils?

How do people get boils?

Usually: It usually occurs in people who are overly susceptible to staph infection. It's an abscess. Usually get from other person with infection. ...Read more

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How do people get gout?

How do people get gout?

Overweight, others: A study published this week suggests that the increase in gout over the last 5 years is due to the increase in overweight in the us. High uric acid for years or decades due to diet (alcohol, meat, fructose, etc) causes gout. Other causes include medicines, some diseases, and genetics. ...Read more

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How do people get cellulitis?

How do people get cellulitis?

Crack in skin: Bacteria invade lymphatics amd blood through a crack in the feet- ath tees foot or through trauma that allows entry. ...Read more

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How do people get aids?

How do people get aids?

Bodily fluids: Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Hiv is spread in bodily fluids, including semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. People usually get aids by having unprotected sex with an infected partner, sharing needles with an infected person, or breastfeeding from an infected mother. ...Read more

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How do people get plague?

How do people get plague?

Bites or sick people: The plague is usually bubonic (one catches it from being bit by infected fleas or rodents, and the bacteria infects one's lymph nodes) or pneumonic (one catches it by breathing infected moisture droplets exhaled, sneezed, or coughed out by an infected person or animal, and the bacteria infects one's lungs). Without treatment, pneumonic plague is fatal. ...Read more

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How do people get arthritis?

How do people get arthritis?

Many causes: There are many forms of arthritis. Arthritis can be caused by injury, wear and tear, metabolic disease, endocrine disease, inherited, autoimmune disease among others. If you have a specific type of arthritis in mind please ask again or ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How do people get diabetes?

How do people get diabetes?

It depends on type: Type 1 diabetes occurs when a person’s immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells in their pancreas. It usually occurs earlier in life. Type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity, physical inactivity, and genetics and may occur at any time in life, although more often in adulthood. There’s also gestational diabetes, which happens in pregnancy and may predict type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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How do people get cancer?

How do people get cancer?

Cancer: Cant answer in this short space. Some is genetic, lifestyle, exposures - excess sunlight, noxious materials, excess radiation- too many ct scans, x-rays. One theory is we produce cancer cells waiting for chance to grow- xs radiation, viral triggers, but ultimately lifestyle. Think consulting good nutritionist, review diet, lifestyle. Many foods are cancer fighting, anti oxidants, exercise, sun pro. ...Read more

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How do people get scoliosis?

How do people get scoliosis?

We don't know: We do not know why adolescent (idiopathic) scoliosis occurs. This form of scoliosis develops as adolescents as has the highest chance of progressing while we are in our skeletally immature age, teenage years. It is best to see a physician to evaluate the severity of the curve and determine the best treatment to avoid progression. ...Read more

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Why and how do teenagers get shingles?

Why and how do teenagers get shingles?

Same as if not: Shingles occurs when a hibernating zoster virus (chickenpox) reactivates and travels down a nerve group, causing pain and a breakout. I have seen it in toddlers. We are not sure why it occurs.Since it commonly occurs in older folks, most speculate that a weak period in someones immunity allows it to activate. ...Read more

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How do people get diarrhea?

How do people get diarrhea?

Diarrhea: There are many ways people get diarrhea. Food intolerance like lactose, contaminated food. Viral and bacterial infection such as travelers, antibiotic colitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac sprue , hyperthyroidism, diabetes, medications etc. ...Read more

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How do people get bed sores?

How do people get bed sores?

Friction: They are often caused by friction when people are not moved properly and an area rubs on the bed sheets. ...Read more

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How can people get rabies?

How can people get rabies?

From infected saliva: In the U.S., people can catch rabies from the bites of infected animals. The virus is in the saliva of the rabid animals. In the U.S., the animals that carry rabies are raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats. However, any mammal can become infected and transmit it to other mammals. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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