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Numb left side of lips/tongue w/ extreme fatigue for 7 days. Dr. thought it was due to shingles virus but no other shingles symptoms. Any ideas?

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Dr. Inderjit Deol
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In brief: Shingles

Shingle can occur anywhere in the body, usually as painful blisters affecting one side of the body.
This is caused by chicken pox (herpes zoster) viral infection, which lies dormant in the nerve tissue and reactivate as shingles. It can heal by itself in 2 - 3 weeks. However, it can develop severe form and involve multiple nerves in immunocompromised person. Antiviral drug can shorten the course

In brief: Shingles

Shingle can occur anywhere in the body, usually as painful blisters affecting one side of the body.
This is caused by chicken pox (herpes zoster) viral infection, which lies dormant in the nerve tissue and reactivate as shingles. It can heal by itself in 2 - 3 weeks. However, it can develop severe form and involve multiple nerves in immunocompromised person. Antiviral drug can shorten the course
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