Shingles pain? -

Shingles pain?


Do aging get pain?



I just read it is contagious when a blister. Can infect someone with chicken pox who never had them. This would be bad for an adult.
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Reply to JoAnn29

Shingles affects some people worse than others. My FIL had it on one side of his head and in his eye. It only affects one side of the body at a time. He never completely got over the pain. A cold wind would set it off. My husband had it and got a shot from his doctor.
He hardly had a problem with it.
And shingles is contagious to certain people at certain times.
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Reply to 97yroldmom

When I had my shingles, the pain was relevant to the site of the infection but deep, very deep. Any other pain I had were not related to this.

If you get it elsewhere, treat it as a different thing and go see the doctor again.

Good luck

edit: I used Zorvirax for the skin.
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Reply to BuzzyBee

It's me. I'm 75, a woman, and in good health. I can handle the itching; but, the pain.
Yes, I've been to the doctor and have antiviral medicine which I started taking this afternoon.
I've never met anyone with shingles. I do know no one can catch it from me. It's on the left part of my lower back. And I've have my shingle shot a few years ago.
So, does the pain come only at the site or can come in other parts of our body.
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Reply to Cheyenne93

Good evening, Cheyenne,
Could you give us a little bit more information? Who has Shingles? Are you caring for someone with it?
From what I understand, Shingles can be very hard on the aged. If you suspect you or someone you care for may have Shingles, go to a doctor to start antiviral medicine immediately. This can lessen the severity of the rash and nerve pain.
I have just recovered from Shingles. I had just a small area on my leg with rash and I didn’t get the medicine until days after the first appearance. I feel I got off lucky, but I still have nerve pain and some numbness in my big toe of the leg the rash was on, and this is a month later.
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Reply to Treeartist

I'm not sure I understand the questions. Shingles is painful. I'm not sure age has much to do with it.
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