Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
169 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Doctors waiting to answer your question
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi
MD
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

General & Family Physician

Exp 6 years

Dr. Suresh Heijebu
MD
Dr. Suresh Heijebu

General & Family Physician

Exp 9 years

Dr. Vaishalee Punj
MD
Dr. Vaishalee Punj

General & Family Physician

Exp 16 years

Dr.Raju
MD
Dr.Raju

General & Family Physician

Exp 11 years

Dr. Kiran Kumar
MD
Dr. Kiran Kumar

General & Family Physician

Exp 11 years

Dr. Arun Prasad
MD
Dr. Arun Prasad

General Surgeon

Exp 35 years

Shingles infection causes

Premium Questions

Dr. Erion Spaho MD

A follow up question, if you please. I have read that "shingles" is contagious. How is it spread to another person? PS - I never really developed much of a rash . Just a very mild few dots. ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Erion Spaho ( Neurologist)
Dr. Michelle Gibson James MD

I think I have shingles and im visiting a newborn. Is it contagious to the baby if i have no contact? ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Michelle Gibson James ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf MD

I have all the symptoms of Shingles . This has been going on for more than a week. I also have CHF and COPD . The combination has left me debilitated for more than a week. What can I do? ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Ilyas Patel MD

how can I reduce the duration of shingles - the answer to this started to show up on your site then disappeared. I have it on my elbow and the nerve pain drives from my shoulder to my fingers. The sores are dry ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ilyas Patel ( Dermatologist)
Dr.  Remy Koshy MD

hello, i was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with shingles . my valacyclovir is completed. i have been taking aleve and using calamine , capacian sp, soda etc w/out relief from burning,jabbing, itching intense pain ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Remy Koshy ( General & Family Physician)

Public Forum Discussions

Dr. Felicia Manickam MD

I had the shingles in February this year,I have all the symptoms again with no rash,my doctor has gave me meds for the pain but won t diagnose or treat for shingles.is this all that I can get ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Felicia Manickam ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Nishikant Verma MD

I had a very bad case of shingles starting Dec 4th, I had the intercostal nerve blocks, (which have I believe worn off), they really were terribly painful with spasms. I have had terrible pain, I have ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Nishikant Verma ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Kakkar S. MD

My husband has been diagnosed with shingles after 3 days of pain. Today a rash showed up on his back and was identified as shingles at the ER. He has been given antibiotics, but I do not yet know ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Kakkar S. ( Dermatologist)
Dr.    Sheetal Verma MD

I am a 62 year old female that had shingles when I was 54. I have been considering getting the shingles vaccine but a co worker told me I would be better off getting the measles vaccine considering ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Sheetal Verma ( Infectious Diseases Specialist)
Dr. Ronald Schubert MD

My mother is 80 years old and has shingles. She has been to a doctor and has medication for pain. She is 3 weeks into the shingles and is not getting any better. She is in extreme pain, shivers ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ronald Schubert ( General & Family Physician)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda MD

No. Possibly not shingles. Throat infection. Try salt water gargling. If severe pain starts, you will require painkillers and antibiotics.

Dr.    Mohammed Taher Ali MD

Hi Givensoup The virus responsible for the shingles resides in the nerve ganglia and causes recurrent infection whenever there is a change of whether, stress, infection or on immunosuppresive...

Dr. Anantharamakrishnan MD

Welcome to Health Care It is a virus infection / comes from exposure / not related to age Appropriate treatment demands accurate diagnosis Diagnosis needs physician consultation and investigations… Regards