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herpes and shingles

So...I have Hv2 and recently had a case of shingles.  During this time, my outbreaks also came out.  This is not fun.  Any advice on how the 2 are related and why one would have BOTH outbreaks at the same time?
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Hi flower220 - The two are related only in that they belong to the same herpes family. Otherwise, they're two different diseases. I'm not a doctor (you should ask yours!), but I suppose it's possible that since an outbreak with HSV compromises your immune system, that then your body has a tougher time fighting the shingles. This is only a guess, however. Do read up on the two viruses, and talk to your doc. Best to you!
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I removed your other post since it was the same as this one.

not unusual at all if you have a shingles ob for your hsv2 to reactivate. shingles really stresses the body  so it triggering a hsv2 reoccurrence wouldn't be unheard of.

did you take antivirals in the shingles doses to treat the shingles?  how did they diagnose you as having shingles?

grace
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Thank you so much for your help (moving my other post) and response.

I was diagnosed with shingles on Sunday and was put immediately on antivirals.  high doses of ocyclovir

I went to urgent care to get the diagnosis when the painful rash emerged on my foot and back of my leg.

I really thought it was odd, then, to have a hsv2 outbreak as well...but it makes sense with a compromised immune system.

Funny thing is that I am, or thought I was, a very healthy/active person who eats well......apparently not!  I am under a lot of stress.

any info is much appreciated about this.  
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Oh...and I was diagnosed w/shingles with just a simple exam.  Doctor looked at my outbreak on the foot and back of the leg...one side of the body.....listened to me talk about nerve pain and in a few seconds had me diagnosed.  
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it's unfortunate that they didn't do a lesion culture to confirm shingles :(

at this point, nothing to be done as long as it's all healing.  should the rash appear again on those areas, be seen within 48 hours of its appearance for a lesion culture . shingles rarely reoccurs so you probably won't ever get it again but should it, time for a further work up.
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