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Shingles

Also called: Herpes Zoster

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This is an excellent question, and I'm glad you asked.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) shingles...
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Two things....Once you have Shingles (herpes zoster), you will always have it. The body's immune system will usually suppress it and keep in from...
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In a healthy adult, the shingles shot has not been shown to increase the risk of a shingles outbreak.  In fact, it lowers your risk of getting...
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I am not sure why you had the chicken pox (varicella vaccine). Is it possible that you had a shingle vaccine that was called a "chicken...
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Since I don't know the location or details of your shingles, or your immune state, I can only offer some general suggestions if you are treating...
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Sorry you're going through this misery!First, let's not jump to the conclusion this is shingles, though it certainly sounds like it could be...
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Yes, it certainly might.Shingles can afflict anyone, but it's most common in people over the age of 50. The shingles vaccine is approved for...
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Shingles, or herpes zoster, is caused by the chicken pox virus. Once you have had chicken pox, the virus remains dormant in your body. When this...
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Maybe. It would be a good idea for you to have your doctor order a varicella titer -- a test to determine if you have immunity to chicken pox. If...
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Yes, active shingles (herpes zoster) is contagious by direct contact, and sometimes, even by indirect contact (hands, objects, clothing, etc.) if the...
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This is a weakened, LIVE vaccine, so their is a small possibility that this virus can be transmitted to your husband. Talk to your doctor (and your...
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Although advice may vary, generally cold water or cold compresses are best for shingles. Hot water may make shingle blisters worse. Heat increases...
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Gabapentin works to relieve pain by altering the way your body senses pain. You should notice that your pain from shingles starts to improve over one...
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The shingles vaccine is routinely recommended for adults older than 60 years of age. The vaccine is given as a single dose and is only given once...
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Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles itself is not contagious. What I mean is you cannot get shingles from someone...
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