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What are the sign and symptoms of shingles and is it infectious to your other body parts?
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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Pain/lesions pattern
Shingles is extremely painful with lesions or rash in a nerve root distribution.
The patient had chicken pox before, and the virus sits in the dorsal horn of the spinal column. People who are sleep deprived, under stress, immunocompromised are at risk. One needs to see the doctor for treatment to minimize the pain and to heal more quickly with steroid course.

In brief: Pain/lesions pattern
Shingles is extremely painful with lesions or rash in a nerve root distribution.
The patient had chicken pox before, and the virus sits in the dorsal horn of the spinal column. People who are sleep deprived, under stress, immunocompromised are at risk. One needs to see the doctor for treatment to minimize the pain and to heal more quickly with steroid course.
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
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