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WELCOME TO THE SHINGLES COMMUNITY: This Patient-To-Patient Community is for discussions relating to Shingles such as: Causes, Chicken Pox, Complications, Diagnosis, Medications, Prevention, Prognosis, Research, Risk Factors, Self Care, Symptoms Tests, Treatment, Vaccines, Varicella Zoster Virus, VZV and Warning Signs.

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Hi, What is the difference between monosegmental and multisegmental herpes zoster?
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Hi I've starter with sore mouth few lumps thatr swollen glands under my lip started with a spot on my lip I squeezeed. Now 8 weeks later I've got sore throat on one side now and again is this shingles strep or something sinister! ! Also ...
rachelkenn | Posted
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Hi I've starter with sore mouth few lumps thatr swollen glands under my lip started with a spot on my lip I squeezeed. Now 8 weeks later I've got sore throat on one side now and again is this shingles strep or something sinister! !
rachelkenn | Posted
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I can't tell if i have just a rash or something more. I got a row of bumps on my upper chest that have now all scabed over
Lauraann864 | Posted
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Let me preface this by saying I am terrified of doctors at the moment. I had a melanoma removed a couple of years ago - stage 2 so all fine - but the whole episode freaked me out pretty badly. About 6 months ago I got some localised r...
vGolf | Posted
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I just got a painful shingles rash on my back. I can't get treatment for it. About a month ago, the doctor prescribed a 10-day course of acyclovir 400mg 3x/day for genital herpes. But that's herpes simplex and shingles is herpes zoste...
jj8008 | Posted
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I am ( was) a very active 52 year old. 6 months ago I started having an intense itching in my feet. A couple days later the pain started. The pain is so bad I can hardly walk... After seing several different Drs and dozens of tests my di...
Reinergal | Posted
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I am ( was) a very active 52 year old. 6 months ago I started having an intense itching in my feet. A couple days later the pain started. The pain is so bad I can hardly walk... After seing several different Drs and dozens of tests my di...
Reinergal | Posted
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I noticed a rash on my inner left thigh 2 days ago, this morning it had become extremely painful and had spread across the top of my thigh and all down the outer side of it. Went to the doctor this afternoon and was diagnosed with shing...
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I'm a 55 yr. old woman who has gotten over the shingles on the right side of my face/head and has affected my eye, if I I broke out Sept. 9th, but my eye started getting red on Sept. 6th. I took the anti viral meds for 7 days and gabba p...
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I'm seeking someone who has had PHN. Last February (2015) I came down with an incredible case of shingles. It was on the left side of my face and made its way into my eye. The good news is I have my vision back, shingles are gone, but I ...
TeacherTN | Posted
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Hi, firstly I've had both chicken pox and shingles and know its rare to get it a third time but following months of hellish symptoms and little clear test results I turned to a friend of the family who's a retired Dr & he seems to think ...
purplecrayonnits | Last answer
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Looking for feedback from a current antiviral user...... Anyone as using antiviral, valcyclovir (valtrex) or acyclovir, has it slowed herpetic dementia onset? ( Memory problems)
livn_learnn | Posted
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Any suggestions for relief from extreme itching after shingles? Rash is gone, and pain has gone also. However, 9 weeks into it, can't find any relief for the horrible itching. Many topical creams have been tried, no help. Benadryl he...
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I am a 32-year old male, and I only started having sex only a couple of years ago. I have been having protected vaginal sex for the last year with multiple female CSWs. I have used condoms for all encounters. However, three months ago th...
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Hi, I have shingles on my back at the moment (upper left hand side) and this has been diagnosed by the doctor. I have a slight pain now in the left hand side of my face (notably by my cheekbone). My question being that, is it possibl...
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I am a 37 year old man, 3 years ago I suffered a herpes zoster infection . Two months before I got sick from hepatitis type A. Recently I read that zoster is being associated with HIV specially in people younger than 50 so I am worri...
MikeMexMon | Posted
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I went to an acupuncturist and during my acupuncture session with him, he stuck about 5 or 6 needles in my head, which I thought was very unusual, and he stuck needles right through my clothing instead of directly into my skin, which I w...
bewitched2015 | Posted
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First off, I know what Shingles are and how painful they can be, I have some of that almost every year. But this seems different. Occasionally - maybe every month or so - I get little (very small, ~1/16 in. dia., sometimes larger when th...
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More of a use case than a question, although there is a question at the end. I'm an early 40 YO male, marathon runner and triathlete (with well controlled asthma). My first case of shingles was 8 months ago, started out with major fati...
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