What Helps Shingles Heal

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Recurrence of Shingles

Dr. Joseph, Have you ever seen a case of Shingles lasted more than 1 month?! if yes in HIVer what about others who are HIV negative? Why do they keep having Shingles? my cousin is getting Shingles all the time and he is HIV negative, we don't have...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...shingles can take a while to heal (they first blister than become pustules then crust over and can stay awhile while they are healing). The sores can remain raw if they are picked and not allowed to heal. Also, they may become infected with... Read more »

shingle and travel to oversea

dear drs,i'm now currently having shingle over my neck and it's getting better now but i'm... Read more »

Re: Girlfriend has Shingles

Dr. Feinberg,I had a quick question about shingles. How long does it last? My girlfriend was told... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...patients on Fuzeon. It is unclear if this was related to the use of Fuzeon, so report cough, fever, or trouble breathing to your health care provider immediately. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) may occur as the immune system... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...complications from shingles. These include pain (post herpetic neuralgia.) Also, if you notice any blurred vision, see your health care provider immediately. Also, as more people with HIV reach higher ages, they may be more likely to develop... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...been some small human studies, including in peoplewith AIDS. The results were inconclusive. In one study, cat'sclaw speeded the healing of people with herpes simplex virus(cold sores or genital herpes) and herpes zoster virus(shingles). A company... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...time. In this case, your body shifts the types of cells that are present. This causes a situation where cells and tissues are healed and destroyed at the same time. While it's not well understood, chronic inflammation is thought to be unhealthy... Read more »
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shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
help!!! i had shingle few weeks ago but it seems recovered,however,i today felt that i have the same symptom of developing shingle the other side of my body!!! will this happen this way? anyone had this situation before? please~~~~i'm so... Read more »

dont know what to do anymore

Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
...now back on the nystatin for two weeks, meantime have had neg oraquick advance saliva test at 3 months and than came down with shingles that no could definetly tell me if it is shingles , 4 doctors ! its acting like it but doesnt follow the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Someone told me that shingles is one of the first indications of being HIV positive. I had shingles in 2002, and has felt fine since then. Although I do occassionally Read more »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...Hi there. I had chicken pox at 5 years old so can develop shingles. I haven't been to the doctor yet but have what I am pretty sure is shingles on the side of my chest (a pink rash which is itchy Read more »
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