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Am i breaking out in shingles again only 6 days after my lesions dried up. I got new lesions today? I broke out in shingles aprox 2 weeks ago and my lesions dried up about 6 days ago. Then today i broke out in new lesions. Am i having another outbreak alr

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes unfortunately you could be dealing with another outbreak, however uncommon in people less than 60 years of age.
Regardless please call/visit your doctor. You may need IV Acyclovir or a strong steroid to reduce your pain and swelling if deemed necessary. Stress or weakened immune system can be a factor in recurrence. Please make sure you follow up with your doctor. Good luck.

In brief: Yes

Yes unfortunately you could be dealing with another outbreak, however uncommon in people less than 60 years of age.
Regardless please call/visit your doctor. You may need IV Acyclovir or a strong steroid to reduce your pain and swelling if deemed necessary. Stress or weakened immune system can be a factor in recurrence. Please make sure you follow up with your doctor. Good luck.
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