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Will shingle shot ease early stage shingles

By Anonymous October 26, 2018 - 12:36pm
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I think that I am experiencing early stages of shingles. I have had a shingles shot 2 years ago. Will an additional shot ease the effects of shingles.

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Hello, Anon!

Thank you for posting today.

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox.

According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control), the shot is not recommended for those who currently, have shingles. Check with your doctor on when (or if) he would recommend another vaccine.



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