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What Is The Duration For Shingles

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shingle again?

Dear Drs,i had shingle few weeks ago and i think it's getting better,however,today i can feel that the other side of my neck and head is having the same symptom and i am so scare that it will come back again,please help....should i go to my dr and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...symptoms should prompt contacting your doctor. Early intervention with zoster medication should decrease both the severity and duration of shingles symptoms, but needs to be started early after the onset of symptoms.Shingles can happen to... Read more »

How long does shingles scars last?

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Shingles vaccine

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...that had not previously been diagnosed. Fact Sheets 506 and 507 have more information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex outbreaks. Fact Sheet 509 has more information on shingles. Fact Sheet 508 ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viracept

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: Viracept increases levels of Invirase... Read more »
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Invirase

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: Viramune, Sustiva, and Mycobutin... 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 »

Shingles

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 »

Starting over

Posted by Ronnie, 4 Replies
...with HIV has taken its toll on me. My relationship is still a mess, I'm terribly depressed and I've gone through two rounds of Shingles in as many months. I need to find my strength and get back out into the world. I've been homebound for 2... Read more »