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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-11 02:39 AM
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8. I think shingles is chicken pox in adults.
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  -Not looking for medical advice, but my MIL has SHINGLES. Does it get better? 7wo7rees  Jul-06-11 11:02 PM   #0 
  - She needs to be seen by her MD...  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-06-11 11:09 PM   #1 
  - My hubby had them, they are very painful. Like Peggy said, she needs to see a dr.  madmom   Jul-06-11 11:13 PM   #2 
  - Has she gotten an anti-viral yet?  csziggy   Jul-06-11 11:16 PM   #3 
  - My mom had it.  noamnety   Jul-06-11 11:23 PM   #4 
  - Thank you all. I hope it doesn't get locked.  7wo7rees   Jul-06-11 11:26 PM   #5 
  - I got it when I was 12  blue_roses_lib   Jul-06-11 11:35 PM   #6 
  - You should post this in the chronic illnesses/health  murielm99   Jul-06-11 11:37 PM   #7 
  - I think shingles is chicken pox in adults.  6000eliot   Jul-07-11 02:39 AM   #8 
  - It's not actual chicken pox. It's herpes zoster attacking the nerve roots  Ilsa   Jul-08-11 10:26 AM   #22 
  - I wonder if lysine supplements have been tested for this  Duer 157099   Jul-07-11 02:40 AM   #9 
  - Have she been to a doctor?  sarge43   Jul-07-11 05:13 AM   #10 
  - And the rest of us - take heed and get your shingles vaccine when you turn 60!  hedgehog   Jul-07-11 07:58 AM   #11 
     - Yup. I didn't know about the shingles vac until a nurse mentioned it.  sarge43   Jul-07-11 09:23 AM   #15 
     - I'm planning on it. I had chicken pox when I was 10 or 11. nt  Ilsa   Jul-08-11 10:27 AM   #23 
  - Shingles can be dangerous. as we get older our immune response is slower  LaurenG   Jul-07-11 08:06 AM   #12 
  - My dad got them and a former coworker had them.  kick-ass-bob   Jul-07-11 08:27 AM   #13 
  - See the doctor...maybe not shingles. Usually shingles attack  Raven   Jul-07-11 08:31 AM   #14 
  - I've had 'em  geardaddy   Jul-07-11 11:05 AM   #16 
  - About 4/5 get better. About 1/5 remain chronic  Patiod   Jul-07-11 11:44 AM   #17 
  - Thank you all, and an update............  7wo7rees   Jul-08-11 02:51 AM   #18 
  - Vibs and good thoughts for you MIL.  sarge43   Jul-08-11 05:10 AM   #19 
  - Sending best vibes to your MIL.  femmocrat   Jul-08-11 09:44 AM   #20 
  - Shingles almost always occur in people over age 50. Has she been to a doctor? You know that  sinkingfeeling   Jul-08-11 10:22 AM   #21 
  - My mom and Dad both had shingles  RFKHumphreyObama   Jul-08-11 04:45 PM   #24 

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