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Is shingles contagious?

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Dr. Albana Sejdini

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 6547 Questions

Posted on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: How can one treat shingles when they are inwardly and are they contagious?
This pain and burning, sticking , numbing, tingling sensation has been going on for several weeks it is superficial, not deep inside as if a organ or organs might be involved, a ultra sound and ct scan has been done with no answers.
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
MRI of vertebral column is recommended to exclude radiculopathy

Detailed Answer:
Hi my dear,

I am so sorry for the fastidious health situation you are in.

Apart shingles, your symptoms are more likely to be related to radiculopathy.

I advise to discuss with neurologist and to run MRI of the spine in order to evaluate the changes and decide for most appropriate treatment.

Multivitamins supplements especially of group B are advised to start together with Pregabalin.

Discuss this further with your neurologist.

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