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What Is Shingels
Painful viral rash: Shingles is the name for a painful syndrome that usually has small blisters (vesicles) and occurs in a very specific, generally linear and one-sided pattern. It is caused by reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox, varicella zoster. It is treatable, the sooner the better, so patients who think they have shingles should be seen promptly to minimize the risk for chronic pain. ...Read more
Does getting exposed to grandkids with chicken pox boost my own immunity to shingels? Or does the opposite happen?
Great question.: It should strengthen your immune system.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have shingels. 2-3 in year from 2010, after having contact with person with chicken pox, while being bit run down, would you recommend vaccination?
Shingles: Yes i would recommend the shingle shot. ...Read more
WHAT IS SHINGLES: Shingles is an infectious condition caused by varicella virus which causes chicken pox.Once some one has had chicken pox and it clears ou, the virus stays dormant or inactive in your body for years , and then for some reason it becomes activated, comes out and attack the body and attacks the nerves, appears as rash looks like blistrs and can end up causing severe pain after the rash disappears. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies, but get help: Symptoms need to be treated aggressively so they do not last forever. The greater the severity and duration of the rash, the more like you are to have postherpetic neuralgia (phn). Also, the older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help to feel better sooner. Don't accept that you just have to wait for it to "go away.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know: Risk factors increase the risk but do not guarantee that you get the condition. Genetic variation and immune system have a lot do with it, and our level of understanding of the process is very limited. There is a vaccine available. Talk to your doctor to see if it is recommended for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: Zostrix is a nonprescription cream for shingles pain, but be aware that it may make pain worse before decreasing it. If you're not allergic to aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, you can try one of those. Your doctor can prescribe stronger pain meds or other drugs like Gabapentin or amitriptyline. ...Read more
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