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Shingles & Cancer

Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is also responsible for chickenpox. It is characterized by a painful rash on one side of the body or face. People diagnosed with cancer are at a higher risk … Continue reading

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Can I get shingles more than once?

Yes, it is possible to get shingles more than once.¬†The virus that causes shingles, varicella-zoster virus, can lie dormant in the nerve root and reactivate when the host is susceptible or immunocompromised¬†1. According to Dr. Paul Lee, Dr. Hiroyuki Ueda, … Continue reading

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Worst Situation of Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. The rash usually appears as a single stripe around the right or left side of the body, … Continue reading

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Shingles and coconut oil

Coconut oil is a natural oil that has been used for centuries for its many health benefits. It is rich in lauric acid, a fatty acid that has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Coconut oil has been shown to be … Continue reading

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How does the shingles vaccine work?

The shingles vaccine is a vaccine that helps protect against shingles, a painful rash that can cause blisters and other skin problems. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. There are two types of … Continue reading

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Should I get the vaccine if I have shingles?

QUESTIONS: I had shingles last May 2020, was treated and cured. Now, after 11 months, can I avail the COVID-19 vaccine? I had shingles after 2 weeks of my first COVID vaccine. When should I take the second shot? Is … Continue reading

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Treating & Preventing Shingles From A Functional Medicine Perspective

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Is Shingles Contagious?

Most people of a certain age can recall having had a bout of chickenpox as a kid. The illness, which is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, can spread like wildfire through elementary schools and causes an itchy rash and flu-like … Continue reading

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Living alone with shingles during Covid-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus and a case of shingles left me more alone than any time in my life New York (CNN)The back pain started a few days after I began working from home.It wasn’t too surprising — I had just returned from … Continue reading

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Is shingles contagious?

Shingles is a painful viral infection that can affect anyone who has had chicken pox. It is not possible to pass on shingles. However, a person who has never had chicken pox or its vaccine can get the chicken pox … Continue reading

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