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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

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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Hi I have shingles in both eyes and the skin on my eyelids is dry flaky and itchy can I put calamine lotion on. Thanks?

Shingles: Consult with us to get an Rx for Acyclovir or Valcyclovir and other medicines to prevent post hermetic pain asap. More info at Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Can I get eyelid surgery if I have dry eyes and herpes zoster? I have zoster on the inside of my eye and not on my skin. I currently don't have it.

Can I get eyelid surgery if I have dry eyes and herpes zoster? I have zoster on the inside of my eye and not on my skin. I currently don't have it.

Surgery for what?: Why do you want to have surgery on your eyelids? The issues you described are not a contraindication to surgery, but a your age, what do you wish to accomplish by eye lid surgery?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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How can a person contract shingles in their eye? My aunt was diagnosed with this.

How can a person contract shingles in their eye? My aunt was diagnosed with this.

Yes: Shingles, painful rash that may occur as reaction from dormant chickenpox virus. Once person contracts chickenpox after being exposed to varicella zoster, virus is in inactive form in the nerve roots. If virus travels along trigeminal nerve, one would suffer from ophthalmic pain. Statistics tell us that 10-20% of shingles opthalmic. Most commonly, rash occurs in stripe on one side of chest or abdom. ...Read more

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Shingles on eye keep getting it Have had it twice this year 3 times last year why?

Shingles on eye keep getting it Have had it twice this year 3 times last year why?

Unlikely: It is unlikely for Shingles to recur that frequently. I would investigate an alternative explanation or consider evaluation for immune deficiency if the recurrent nature of Shingles is confirmed ...Read more

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Is it possible to get shingles a week after it was on your eye even if you're on meds for it? I have widespread pain now.

Is it possible to get shingles a week after it was on your eye even if you're on meds for it? I have widespread pain now.

Yes: While not impossible, you're pretty young to have shingles which is reactivated chickenpox. It also seems early to have developed post-herpetic neuralgia especially if you're taking an antiviral. Plus that pain is always isolated to the affected nerve root (dermatome) and not "widespread". Therefore, it's a good idea to go see doc who made diagnosis & treated you. Tell him/her what you've noted. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain from shingles in the eye?

Pain rx, antivirals: Antivirals can help diminish pain if used early in the acute phase (with the rash) but are not useful later. If the pain persists strongly after the rash is gone, pain specialists may be needed. ...Read more

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I have scarring on the cornea of my eye from a case of shingles. Is it permanent damage?

I have scarring on the cornea of my eye from a case of shingles. Is it permanent damage?

In some cases: Scarring of the cornea is a problem, and requires evaluation and management by an ophthalmic surgeon. In extreme cases, corneal transplants are recommended to improve visual distortion. ...Read more

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Pink eye in the same one eye (had shingles in this eye this year) again! Five or so times in about 9months. Why?

Pink eye in the same one eye (had shingles in this eye this year) again! Five or so times in about 9months. Why?

Need eye doc or ER: These symptoms are consistent with an inflammation in the front of the eye called "iritis, " from zoster. Untreated iritis can lead to vision loss and blindness. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible to detect and possibly treat this. Less likely causes include an acute glaucoma (sudden high pressure in the eye) that can also lead to visual loss. ...Read more

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Shingles on face and went to get eye checked, man before had bust eye with blood went in after him put face on eye thing seen blood on it am I at risk?

Shingles on face and went to get eye checked, man before had bust eye with blood went in after him put face on eye thing seen blood on it am I at risk?

Not likely: You are probably not at risk unless you had an open wound where you placed your face. If this happens to you again please insist that the office staff or physician clean any area before you are placing your face on it if you see blood or any other substances. ...Read more

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How do you treat swollen eye caused by shingles?

Seek help if needed: If the swelling bothers you or is severe enough, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How can you treat swollen eye caused by shingles?

How can you treat swollen eye caused by shingles?

Treat shingles: The swollen eyelids are a result of the shingles, which should be treated with oral antiviral medications. If the eyelids are involved, you should be evaluated by an eye md for possible eyeball involvement as well. ...Read more

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Is Predforte eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Is Predforte eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Yes but:: The standard approach to herpes zoster ophthalmicus includes oral antiviral therapy (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir) to limit VZV replication, and the use adjunctive topical steroid drops to reduce the inflammatory response and control immune-associated keratitis and iritis ...Read more

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Can I still get lasik on one eye if I have had HZO (Shingles) outbreak on the other?

Can I still get lasik on one eye if I have had HZO (Shingles) outbreak on the other?

Possibly: If your h.zoster is inactive and there has been no damage to your eye, you might be ok for lasik. Would still ask your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have scarring on the cornea of my eye from a case of shingles I had last year. Any cure for it?

I have scarring on the cornea of my eye from a case of shingles I had last year. Any cure for it?

Probably: The cornea is notoriously poor at getting rid of scar tissue. The scarring creates opacities that disturb the vision, sometimes to a significant degree. If superficial, it can sometimes be modified by a laser treatment but most are deep enough that a corneal transplantation is the better option. Check in with your corneal specialist to have this sorted out. ...Read more

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Does Eye pain and Pinkness in corner of eye occur before shingles rash appears, or would you see a rash first?

Does Eye pain and Pinkness in corner of eye occur before shingles rash appears, or would you see a rash first?

Ophthalmology: Studies show that ocular pain is a definite indication for a full history, physical, and visit with an eye specialist ASAP. The differential diagnosis can include glaucoma, which is an increase in the pressure in your eye that can threaten your vision, infections, trauma, corneal abrasion, subconjunctival hemorrhage, zoster related pain, dry eyes, episcleritis & others. Please see Ophthalmology ...Read more

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Eye feels like there is glass in it. Hurts terribly. No discharge, just pain. Had shingles in other eye this year. When should I consider seeing dr?

Eye feels like there is glass in it. Hurts terribly. No discharge, just pain. Had shingles in other eye this year. When should I consider seeing dr?

Ocular Shingles: Any severe eye pain deserves immediate attention. See your opthalmologiist asap. If urgent care appointments are not available, some optometrists will deal with urgent care eye issues. Ocular shingles can cause blindness, all ers are prepared to evaluate eye emergencies. ...Read more

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I have been using Tobradex for two weeks. After I stopped, my eye has turned red again. I was diagnosed with Shingles on June 10th as well. Thank you?

Details!!!!: Shingles June 10? Where? Treated? Now Aug 1, should be gone now. Why Tobradex in eye? Ophthalmologist? It is a cortisone steroid + aminoglycocide antibiotic. You do not want to continue steroid in eye. An ophthalmologist will help you. ...Read more

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I have had shingles in my eye within the past 6 months. I keep getting a pink eye. Now I have a white moon shapedlump along the bottom of my iris. What should I do?

I have had shingles in my eye within the past 6 months. I keep getting a pink eye. Now I have a white moon shapedlump along the bottom of my iris. What should I do?

See Ophthalmology!: You needs to be seen by an ophthalmologist. There are many good ones in the virginia beach area. If you are a military dependent there are some excellent ophthalmologists at the naval medical center. ...Read more

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Can getting tattoos or piercings cause (HZO) shingles inside the eye to reactivate?

Uncertain: Tattooing is a form of self-mutilation and you should not do it.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to get shingles twice, having had it an eye? May I take the new vaccine for this?

Please explain if it is possible to get shingles twice, having had it an eye? May I take the new vaccine for this?

Shingles: It is possible to get shingles again and again. The current indication for the shingles vaccine is for adults ages 50 and over. ...Read more

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Got shingles, one eye is itchy and its corner is very painful, how long it lasts? What can I do for the eye pain and itchiness?

See your doctor: Medications may help shingles but it will usually resolve on its own. One exception is when it is located around the eye. If the eye is involved, it is important to see a Dr. To prevent possible eye damage. ...Read more

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White crescent shaped bump along bottom of iris. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmintosa (not severe). Had shingles in eye within last 6 months.

White crescent shaped bump along bottom of iris. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmintosa (not severe). Had shingles in eye within last 6 months.

Seek exam: This could be so many things, most of them would be nothing to worry about. But, any bump should probably be seen by an ophthalmologist just to be sure. ...Read more

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Third outbreak of eye shingles. I have retinitius pigmentosa and was told I have vision loss in both eye after on being diagnosed last year with it. Is this progressing fast?

Third outbreak of eye shingles. I have retinitius pigmentosa and was told I have vision loss in both eye after on being diagnosed last year with it. Is this progressing fast?

Unusual: Very unlikely to get shingles 3 times. Consult ophthalmologist. Was it really shingles? Did it involve the tip of your nose? The cornea shares a sensory nerve with the tip of the nose. This is a marker for possible damage to the cornea by shingles. Retinitis pigmentosa is a separate issue. The older you are at onset the more likely you may experience rapid progression. ...Read more

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Had shingles over right eye 2 months ago have burning, watering in that eye, sensitive to light.

This could: Be the equivalent of a mild post herpetic neuralgia (irritation of nerves after shingle infections which last for a while after the lesions resolve)

Just a thought!
BTW
If symptoms persist consult with an OPTHAMOLOGIST!


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Can I have my brows and lips micro-bladed (non permanent makeup) if I had HZO (Shingles) in one eye but has since recovered.?

Bad idea: With or without shingles, what you are proposing is not a good idea.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...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