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Herpes zoster : A common form of cutaneous neuropathic pain is associated with herpes zoster infection. Zoster-associated pain can be divided into two separate entities: acute herpes zoster (hz) and postherpetic neuralgia (phn), which can follow an attack of hz. Symptomatic treatment is recommended. For acute hz the use of antiviral therapy. Vaccination is the only prevention. ...Read more
My son is 25 has schizophrenia and just got shingles any problems or relation ship between either disease?
Stress: Unfortunately shingles is caused by a virus (herpes zoster) which we get from chicken pox and it stays with us. The virus is dormant in sensory nerves. During stress, states of illness and with aging (when our immune system becomes weakened), the virus can become active in the affected nerve and that's why shingles occurs in localized skin areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Os it normal for the pain of shingles to get worse or change over the course of the disease? It still burns and itches but now I have stabbing pain to
I have auto immune disease & have had shingle 5 times in various locations in the last 18mths. Would the vaccine help or trigger another attack?
Shingles vaccine: Shingles, or herpes zoster, usually comes out at times of stress-that's when the body is busy with something, and the virus which lives in all people who have had chickenpox comes out for a little party. A) I would want to know if truly u had shingles. B) wonder if there's anything 'correctable' with your immune system. C) Vaccine would help, but there are issues to discuss since it's a 'live vax' ...Read more
I have shingles. I'm 17 years old and the rash is on my back. What are my chances of postherpetic neuralgia. No other disease, ?
Is it necessary to take valacyclovir 3 grams daily for shingles? I'm afraid of the dangerous side effects on kidneys as kidney disease runs in my fam.
As a baby i was vacinated for infectious diseases including shingles how ever i did have chicken pox. Any chance i'm not immune for shingles?
Confusing question: You state you were vaccinated for shingles as a baby, but the vaccine was not licensed for use in the us until 1995, making you 10 before it was available.A single dose at 10 would give 85% protection rate, so having chickenpox later would not be unusual.Either way you could develop shingles in your lifetime, but it is most common in the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had shingles in my ear and lost my hearing.Inf. Disease dr. Said i must take Valtrex (valacyclovir) 1gm daily for the rest of my life.I am 65, is this necessary?
Not shingles saw infectious disease dr, he said not shingles, not std, not cancer sores keep coming back when i go off viral infection med why?
Immune deficiency: Need to know more about the rash, history of infections, the antiviral medication etc. Would comment that with repeated bacterial skin infections or viral infections that are difficult to control (and many other scenarios involving recurrent unexplained infection), it may be helpful to see an Immunologist to rule out underlying deficiency. ...Read more
I have chronic lymphoproliferative disorder w/cll vs follicular lymphoma. Is it safe to get a shingles vaccination?
Probably: The degree of immunosuppression the average patient with cll has isn't bad enough to worry about getting disseminated zoster infections from the vaccine, but your physicians know your particular condition and how healthy or sick your immune system is. Ask them, especially your oncologist. ...Read more
Het. Mono screen came back + 9/8/13, but diagnosed + in '10. Wbc 4.9, neut. 70% and lymp. 21%. Had a MRSA in '12, and shingles '07. What specialist(s) can best diagnose immune system disorders?
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Herpes zoster: Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is an infection caused by the chicken pox virus. Those who had chicken pox previously recovered from the disease, but never got rid of the virus where it was dormant until the shingles outbreak. Treatments (and a vaccine) are available; see your doctor for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rash: Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes the chicken pox. The virus remains inactive in your body and becomes active again years later. The patient has pain/tingling/burning in a very specific area on one half of the body (dermatome-see picture). A rash appears in the same area. Someone with these symptoms should see their physician right away to get started on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes zoster: Shingles (herpes zoster) is reactivation of the varicella zoster (chickenpox virus), which lives in your nerve cells after you've had chickenpox. It causes painful blisters on a red rash that occur in a linear band on one side of the body. Early treatment speeds recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer