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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?
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!
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.
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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