Can you get shingles twice?
Q:I recovered over a i minor case of the shingles but can you get again. And if you can you get a shot to prevent it?
More Answers to "Can you get shingles twice?"Shingles is the same virus that causes chicken pox, if you had chicken pox, there is a 30% chance of getting shingles as and adult, and since the virus "hides" in your nervous system, you will always carry the virus. They have just recently created a vaccine for shingles, but I think it is a prevenative vaccine and not something to "cure" shingles . you might check with a doctor on this.
yes you can get them again and i believe that there is no shot to prevent it from happening again.
I feel for you. I have heard that shingles can be really painful. And, yes, I think you can get it repeatedly.I'm not sure if there is any type of vaccine for it yet, but check with your doctor. I think shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox and if you have ever had chicken pox then you are at risk of getting shingles sometime during your life. Nowadays I think they give kids vaccines for chicken pox though.
The herpes zoster virus is in your body and you cannot get rid of it. You can have future outbreaks. There's no shot that I am aware of that prevents an outbreak. I advise you to see your doctor about anitivral therapy.
You can. The vaccine for shingles was just approved by the FDA this year. However, I'm not sure if you're eligible since you've already had shingles.
Shingles(aka adult chicken pox) is with you for life there are medications to help out breaks to lessen them but you can get them many times stress is a huge trigger.
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