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Can you get shingles more than once? My daughter had

Patient: Can you get shingles more than once? My daughter had them about 6 mos. ago and she feels that she has them again.

 

 

Doctor: Hi,Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.Though the possibility of recurrence of shingles is rare, it can be seen in some individuals.If recurrence of shingles is suspected, let your daughter consult her doctor as early as possible and start antiviral treatment.Vaccine for varicella zoster helps in preventing recurrence of shingles.Take care.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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