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Ask the Doctors - How can I ease the pain of shingles?

August 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I ease the pain of shingles?

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Dear Doctor: I’m a 78-year-old woman who developed shingles in December 2014. The rash settled in the nerves on my left side, from under the breast, to the waist and around the middle of my back. Is there anything to ease the pain? Would the shot help? Shingles is a reactivation of the herpes zoster […]

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Ask the Doctors - Who should get a shingles vaccination?

February 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Who should get a shingles vaccination?

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Dear Doctor: My daughter took her kids to the pediatrician the other day for their chickenpox vaccinations. Now, because I had chickenpox as a child, she’s after me to get a shingles vaccine. What is shingles, and what’s the connection to chickenpox? Dear Reader: The same virus that causes chickenpox is responsible for shingles, a […]

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Tags: chickenpox vaccinations, Dr. Eve Glazier, immune systems, infants, kids, pediatrics, postherpetic neuralgia, pregnant women, shingles, suppressed immune systems, unimmunized children, vaccination