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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

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

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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