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Is it ok to travel with shingles?

Is it ok to travel with shingles?

Yes, but cover up: Shingles is re-activated chicken pox. Unlike chicken pox, it is only spread through direct contact. Keep your rash covered with bandages and clothing to avoid spreading it to others. It is often painful, discuss pain medication and your travel plans with your doctor. Now you can prevent shingles with a vaccine. ...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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Is it ok to expose shingles to sun?

Is it ok to expose shingles to sun?

Yes: Unlike cold sores, it can be exposed to the sun but the lesions will be more susceptible to a sunburn. ...Read more

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Is it ok to expose in the sun while you have shingles?

Is it ok to expose in the sun while you have shingles?

Sun exposure: In general, uv radiation is not good for any open wound in terms of healing, a herpes rash is no different. It's recommended to keep the affected area covered and out of the sun to ensure proper healing. ...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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I had shingles at 28. Can I have them again, i'm in my 50's.?

I had shingles at 28. Can I have them again, i'm in my 50's.?

Shingles ?: Yes , the virus is in u body and i advise u to take vaccine for it. ...Read more

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Lidocaine ok for shingles?

Shingles and lidocai: Sure if it works for you. You would be in much better shape than with the opioids. ...Read more

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How long does it take for shingles scabs to completely heal and fall ok.

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How long does it take for shingles scabs to completely heal and fall ok.

2-4 weeks: From the beginning of the rash to when the scabs fall off usually is around 2-4 weeks. ...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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Ok I'm a roofer and I have some knots on my body . Do u think it's from the fiberglass from the shingles ?

Fiberglass: These fibers can induce allergic reactions on the surface of the skin. If they are embedded below the surface they can initiate chronic inflammation that could conceivably result in the types of lesions you are describing, but these would usually be red, itching and very uncomfortable. My advice would be to let a doctor examine these. There are several other possibilities and you need to be seen. ...Read more

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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