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I had shingles at 20 and have had post herpetic neuralgia since. Also lots of strep throat as a child. Does this mean I have a poor immune system?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not particularly

I've seen shingles in a otherwise normal toddler & many normal kids have tonsillitis 1-2 X/yr. If you were hospitalized for a bloodborne bacteria, bone infection or similar major illness I could buy into a poor immune system. You can have tests run to look for contributing issues which your primary MD can arrange.

In brief: Not particularly

I've seen shingles in a otherwise normal toddler & many normal kids have tonsillitis 1-2 X/yr. If you were hospitalized for a bloodborne bacteria, bone infection or similar major illness I could buy into a poor immune system. You can have tests run to look for contributing issues which your primary MD can arrange.
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