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How Important Is It To Visit A Doctor With An Outbreak Of Shingles
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
I have never had chickenpox, but just had an outbreak of shingles. How can I prevent future shingles outbreaks? I am a young adult and recently had an outbreak of shingles. The doctor said i either got it from someone or i had an outbreak due to stress. I
Is there any benefit to visiting a doctor after more than 72 hours has passed since the outbreak of shingles?
How can I see a doctor with no money? I am a 29 year old male.
In 2009 i had a outbreak of shingles that covered the right side of my face from my nose up to my hairline. In 2010 i had a second outbreak. I have mild discomfort after the first outbreak, an
What do you suggest if my neighbor has shingles and her doctor said not be be around anyone. I had the shingles vaccine. am I safe to visit her?
Yes: I think her doc went overboard.Get a more detailed answer ›
My neighbor has shingles and her doctor said not be be around anyone. I had the shingles vaccine. Is it safe to visit her?
Yes: I think her doc went overboard. Shingles is not as contagious as chickenpox, since it does not spread in the patients cough or saliva.Only the debris from the sores could transmit the virus, and simple hand washing and covering the defect can prevent spread. You would not be at risk. ...Read more
25 just got shingles now i'm scared I have a serious issue like lymphoma to weaken my immune system that's caused this outbreak :(?
Herpes zoster: This is the varicella-zoster virus (vzv), and is a recurrence of your chickenpox as shingles. It used to be felt that it was necessary to have some underlying immune deficit or malignancy but this is no longer true, and totally normal people get outbreaks. Go and get the vaccine and this may help prevent or reduce future outbreaks, and unless you have other reasons, do not worry about lymphoma. ...Read more
Zoster herpes Igg level 2400 with shingles like outbreak that only relieves with b12 and C shots. How do I confirm it's not shingles? Any tests/sign?
Culture lesions: Recurrent herpes zoster outbreaks are not very common, and are usually related to a drop in your immunity that suppresses the herpes zoster virus lying dormant in your dorsal root ganglia. B12 & C shots are not indicated treatments for shingles outbreaks. You can have your clinician unroof one of the lesions during an outbreak and collect a herpes zoster culture. Take Care! ...Read more
What is the incidence of shingles in var. Vaccinated children? 18 month old with shingles outbreak should I be worried about compromised immune system
Lifetime incidence: The lifetime incidence of shingles is relatively less with the vaccine than with wild chickenpox, but occurs with both. I have seen it in a 1yo in a kid with an otherwise normal immune system. As with any issue, surveillance of an individuals response to a variety of infections over many years can reveal an acquired immune problem (not present or evident in childhood). ...Read more
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