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Shingles and alcohol consumption - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

Doctor :   hi
User :   HI
Doctor :   how can i help u
Doctor :   please proceed with query
User :   4 days ago I developed shingles
User :   quite minor
User :   2 spots, they have nearly faded out
Doctor :   ok
User :   i was wondering if drinking alcohol or taking ecstacy would be dangerous
Doctor :   alcohol can worsen the shingles
User :   i am going to a party tonight
Doctor :   and reactivate the virus
User :   ok
Doctor :   so yu may get the old lesions exacerbated
User :   ok
Doctor :   and even the fresh lesions yu can get
Doctor :   it very important to quit alcohol
User :   so in new areas?
User :   yes
User :   i did drink too much the weekend before
User :   how about ecstacy
Doctor :   its better to quit
Doctor :   alcohol
User :   yes I will
Doctor :   did yu take any antiviral treatment
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   concentrate more on diet
User :   just vitamins, l-lysine
Doctor :   thats right
Doctor :   yes yu need to take that

Doctor :   take more green leafy veg
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