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Can shingles reoccur?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
A person can have shingles more than once.
His primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a weakness in his immune system (or just bad luck, older age, or other bodily stressors) that allowed him to have the first case of shingles. The doctor can give some advice on whether or not the patient should get the shingles vaccine to help prevent a recurrence of shingles.

In brief: Yes
A person can have shingles more than once.
His primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a weakness in his immune system (or just bad luck, older age, or other bodily stressors) that allowed him to have the first case of shingles. The doctor can give some advice on whether or not the patient should get the shingles vaccine to help prevent a recurrence of shingles.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
In brief: Yes
Chance of recurrence is however lower.

In brief: Yes
Chance of recurrence is however lower.
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