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Pictures of shingles ?

Pictures of shingles ?

Great photos: Here are two great photos (one close up & one showing the pattern at a distance): http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=herpes+zoster+lymph+nodes&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&form=iqfrba#view=detail&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&selectedindex=0. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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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 have shingles. What are the chances of my 3yr old and 17.5mth old getting it? 17.5mth old had 18mth shot today early. I'm on antiviral medication

I have shingles. What are the chances of my 3yr old and 17.5mth old getting it? 17.5mth old had 18mth shot today early. I'm on antiviral medication

Depends on situation: Shingles is a re-activation of the chickenpox virus that hibernates in your nerve roots after you had it or the shot.For unknown reasons, it reactivates and causes the localized rash/pain. The blisters do contain virus, which could give your kids chickenpox. If they were vaccinated, that is unlikely. Covering the sores and hand washing prevents spread of the virus.The kids would not get shingles. ...Read more

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I need help with explaining early progrown Shingles/PHN pain. Shock, numbneess, nausea months in advance to rash on torso.

I need help with explaining early progrown Shingles/PHN pain. Shock, numbneess, nausea months in advance to rash on torso.

Probably unrelated: You mean "prodrome", not "progrown". Your previous symptoms probably are not related to the more recent rash. Even if that rash has been diagnosed as herpes zoster (shingles), prodrome symptoms start a few days before onset, not months. Perhaps you had previous "zoster sine herpete" (shingles without rash), PHN after that, and now a new outbreak of shingles. See doctor ASAP for diagnosis and Rx. ...Read more

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Have been exposed to very early stage shingles. Need to help out with newly born and 4yr old grandsons. Is it ok? On thanksgiving i was with my sister when she just thought her shingles were spider bites. No rash yet or oozing. On monday her dr confirm

Have been exposed to very early stage shingles.  Need to help out with newly born and 4yr old grandsons.  Is it ok? On thanksgiving i was with my sister when she just thought her shingles were spider bites.  No rash yet or oozing. On monday her dr confirm

Shingles : Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the chicken pox virus that causes shingles is contagious to another person if the other person has not had chicken pox. But, you will not or another person will not get chicken pox from your sister unless you were directly exposed to the lesions. If your sister had the area covered and washed her hands and you did not get exposed to the actual lesions you should be fine. ...Read more

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My dad got the shingles at age 30. Can i get it early to? At age 18? I've had chicken pox when i was 5. I'm 18 now

My dad got the shingles at age 30. Can i get it early to? At age 18? I've had chicken pox when i was 5. I'm 18 now

Maybe,maybe not: Shingles are a curious problem that happens when the chickenpox virus emerges from a state of hibernation and travels down a nerve root to the skin. It has been known to happen from infancy to old age and the trigger for its occurrence is not always evident. There is no reason to consider you more or less likely to have it when your parent did at a young age. ...Read more

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I have shingles. Caught it early on now on valtrex (valacyclovir). Possible to have rash but no blisters ever form? Had rash for 3 days now.

I have shingles. Caught it early on now on valtrex (valacyclovir). Possible to have rash but no blisters ever form? Had rash for 3 days now.

Unlikely: YOu say that you have shingles but no rash. Why are you then on the valtrex (valacyclovir). It would be started for shingles. Now if you have known recurrence of shingles that might make sense. It is however unlikely to have shingles and no rash with blisters. ...Read more

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Many SQ nodules on abdomen,hamstrings. Mobile, nontender.No FHx. Hx shingles in Oct,now thrush, early satiety,20 lb wt loss. Are nodules related?

Many SQ nodules on abdomen,hamstrings. Mobile, nontender.No FHx. Hx shingles in Oct,now thrush, early satiety,20 lb wt loss. Are nodules related?

These issues will: require both more detailed history, interactive questions & examination to have any chance of reasonably accurate understanding. Physicians are not magicians with great answers/insights; only fellow Soul?Mind?Brain?Body beings who have endured tough/long training for whatever goals & have some experience in helping others with their problem solving. Track apparent accuracy & outcomes like a hawk. ...Read more

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Early pictures of oral cancer?

Early pictures of oral cancer?

Pictures: Not sure what you are asking but if you are concerned about something in your mouth and want to compare to see if it is early onset cancer you can always search on line but i would see a specialist in oral pathology like an oral surgeon. ...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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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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Can I get shingles again?

It's Rare but Yes: The shingles can recurr, but it is extraordinarily rare. If it does, multiple times, you may have herpes. ...Read more

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Who can catch the shingles?

Anyone who has: Had chicken pox, who now has their immunity decrease. ...Read more

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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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What does shingles look like?

What does shingles look like?

A raised rash: The rash of shingles usually starts as red spots which become raised and blister. They can eventually develop pus than scab over.The rash is localized to a specific area of the body following the course of an underlying spinal or cranial nerve and does not cross the mid line of the body pain can occur before, during and after the outbreak. ...Read more

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Can i exercise with shingles?

Can i exercise with shingles?

If you wish ...: Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the dormant varicella zoster virus. It is fairly common with up to 25% of people having it at some point in life. One theory as to why it occurs is a slight 'weakening' of the immune system, with age, intercurrent illness or a period of stress. Exercise is not excluded but relative rest while unwell may allow the body to better recuperate and recover. ...Read more

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Do the medicines cure shingles?

Do the medicines cure shingles?

No: Antiviral medications can help shorten the symptoms of shingles, but do not cure the infection. Shingles vaccine can reduce the risk of getting shingles. ...Read more

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Can you get shingles from a pet?

No: Shingles occurs when the virus which causes chickenpox stays in your body in the nerve endings permanently and reactivates as herpes zoster (shingles). It is conceivable that a pet could have the virus on its coat after touching lesions and then somehow transmit it rapidly (viruses die quickly) to another person who would then get chickenpox, and not shingles. ...Read more

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From where can you get shingles?

Yourself : If one has had chickenpox the virus never leaves your body. It stays dormant inside nerve near the spinal cord. A certain trigger wakes them up and they manifest as shingles. ...Read more

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Can this look like the shingles?

HERPES ZOSTER : 1. Varacella zoster-chicken pox 2. 10-20% of population will develop 3. Reactivation during stressed immune system 4. Initial symptoms include nonspecific (malaise, fever, headache) 5. Develops to mild to severe sharp, stabbing, shooting, throbbing 6. Sometimes burning, itching, pins ; needles 7. Skin lesions, rash not in all cases and is unilateral 8. When involves ear, known as ramsey hunt. ...Read more

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How long would shingles last for?

How long would shingles last for?

Rash or pain: The physical manifestations of shingles , usually rash and small papules ( fluid filled blisters) last a few days to a week. The pain of shingles if not treated early and aggressively, can lead to a condition called post-herpetic neuralgia. This condition can be very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Could shingles cause cloudy memory?

Could shingles cause cloudy memory?

Unlikely, but: If you had direct brain infection from herpes zoster, could cause severe cognitive issues. More likely, the meds to treat shingles, can have side effects, and this may be best answer. ...Read more

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Does shingles feel like a bug bite?

Shingles pain: Shingles is a painful nerve and skin condition caused by the virus herpes zoster and occurs in a dermatomal pattern. Usually there are several lessons. Shingles pain can be quite severe and some people will develop phn (post-herpetic neuralgia) a long-term version of shingles pain. There are some treatments that really help and it's important to see your pcp to diagnose and treat shingles. ...Read more

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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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more