Shingles is a type of herpes virus. In kids it is known as chicken pox but in adults its called Shingles. The sores can develop in any area of the body not only the mouth but eyes as well.
This is not exactly true. If you have chickenpox as a child, you cannot then get shingles as an adult. However, if you do not have chickenpox as a child but get it as an adult, it is possible that this will develop into shingles.
Yes, shingles is contagious. Shingles can be spread from an affected person to children or adults who have not had chickenpox. But instead of developing shingles, these people develop chickenpox. Once they have had chickenpox, people cannot catch shingles (or contract the virus) from someone else. Once infected, however, people have the potential to develop shingles later in life. See link below:
A person with shingles can pass the shingles virus to another person who has never before had chickenpox. The infected person will develop chickenpox and not shingles though. The transmission can occur through contact with the open sores of the shingles rash.
No, in fact Measles causes Shingles later in life. If you have had Measles you may very well develop Shingles when you are elderly. There is a vaccine for Shingles, but it's only available to those over the age of 60.
Babies do not develop shingles before chicken pox. Vise verse is true.
Yes there are chances, however, there are not many cases developing shingles. But if you do its no surprise.
About 20% of the population that had chickenpox will develop shingles later in life.
Usually, the first symptom of shingles is a tingling or itching on the skin which develops into an often painful rash. Since shingles can affect any part of the body, this can occur anywhere. The person can then often develop fever, chills and headaches.
Approximately 500,000 cases of shingles occur every year in the United States. 20% of those who had chickenpox as children develop shingles at some time in their lives. People of all ages.can be affected, but the incidence increases with age.
No. In fact, the only thing that you can get shingles from is your own body. The herpes zoster virus which causes shingles is actually the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus DNA will remain dormant in your nervous system. Decades later, for reasons not entirely understood, this virus can become active again and cause shingles. However, even though you can't catch shingles from shingles, you can catch chickenpox from shingles. If someone who doesn't have immunity to chickenpox comes in contact with a person with shingles, there is a good chance that they will catch the virus, and it will develop into chickenpox.
There are certain times that shingles are contagious to other people, only if they have not been exposed to the virus. A person with a shingles rash can pass the virus to someone, usually a child, who has never had chickenpox, but the child will develop chickenpox, not shingles. The child must come into direct contact with the open sores of the shingles rash. More information can be found at http://shingles101.org/2008/03/16/are-shingles-contagious/
Shingles are not caused by trauma. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. After chicken pox, the virus remains dormant in the body. Every child or adult who has previously had chicken pox is at risk of potentially developing shingles, usually after age 50. Doctors believe outbreaks of shingles coincides with times the immune system is stressed. Also, after one attack of shingles, shingles can re-occur at any time. Although shingles develop when the immune system is stressed they can also develop as a result of surgery or trauma. And although shingles can be triggered by trauma, the cause is still the dormant virus that is re-activated at that time. Without the dormant virus becoming triggered, shingles could not occur in any circumstance (regardless of the trigger). Ref Merck Manual of Health and Aging Sect 3 Ch 25
No, 'Shingles' itself is not a condition that can be 'caught'. When someone first catches the virus Herpes zoster, the first symptoms they will develop is what we call 'chicken pox'. However once this condition passes, the virus remains in the body, and can cause shingles to develop many years later. If you've never had chicken pix before, then you may catch it from an infected child. However if you have had it before, then technically you are still actually infected by the virus, and contact with the child won't cause you to get chicken pox again, nor can it trigger shingles to develop.
Hairline fractures can also occur when there is a sudden change in the way physical activity is performed. For example, if an athlete who usually runs on grass, suddenly begins running on concrete, he/she could develop a hairline fracture. Even a change in the intensity with which an activity is carried out can lead to a hairline fracture. For example, if a person who usually walks two kilometers on average suddenly decides to run for those two kilometers, they may develop a hairline fracture. To treat a hairline or stress fracture a doctor will usually recommend the use of crutches or a cast to keep the weight off the injured part of the body. Along with some medication for the pain and to prevent infection, this is a good non-surgical approach to treating a hairline fracture. In some cases, however, surgery may be recommended. Here the basic idea is to support the bone to help it heal. This is done by inserting screws or plates (usually in the foot) to keep the bones together. Ranka Hospital, Pune provides treatment and facilities for hairline fracture.
No, you can not get shingles from someone with chickenpox. You can only get shingles if you yourself have had chickenpox in the past, even if you had it when you were too young to remember. You cannot catch shingles from another person nor from an animal or bird. However, you can get chickenpox from another person. Shingles is a reactivation of a person's previous infection with chickenpox. As the efficiency of the immune system declines with age, older people are more likely to develop shingles. Shingles may also follow a stressful episode. People undergoing cancer treatment are at risk for a flare up. Vaccinations are strongly recommended.
A person with shingles can pass the virus to anyone who hasn't had chickenpox before. A person who has not had chickenpox can become infected through direct contact with a person who is infected with shingles. After becoming infected, the person will develop chickenpox, but not shingles. The infection can be very serious for people who have a compromised immune system. However, a person with a normal immune system who has already had chickenpox cannot be infected with shingles. If a person has not previously had the chickenpox, it is best to avoid contact with any person who is infected with shingles until the infection has cleared the person completely.
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Diagnosis usually is not possible until the skin lesions develop. Once they develop, however, the pattern and location of the blisters and the type of cell damage displayed are characteristic of the disease.
You don't. You develop antibodies that keep it in check. That is why many people who had chicken pox as a youth develop Shingles as adults - the antibodies stop keeping it in check as well.
Hairline fractures or stress fractures are small cracks in the bone. They could also occur when a bone is bruised. They are usually caused by repetitive actions where the bone doesn’t have enough time to heal. They differ from other fractures in that they develop over some time as opposed to being caused by an immediate blow. The feet and legs are especially prone to developing hairline fractures as they constantly absorb a lot of impacts. Athletes who do sports that involve running or jumping regularly are more at risk of developing hairline fractures. Women athletes who follow extreme diet and exercise routines may develop menstrual problems and premature osteoporosis, making them more prone to developing hairline fractures. Hairline fractures though don’t just affect athletes. They could affect anyone. Often dancers, people with osteoporosis, older people whose bones have weakened over time, overweight people, and those suffering from existing foot problems are at a greater risk of developing hairline fractures. Ranka Hospital, Pune provides treatment and facilities for hairline fractures.
Yes and no. Shingles is herpes zoster virus. The symptoms develop in people who have had chicken pox before. If you haven't had chicken pox you may develop it when exposed to shingles. If you have had chicken pox it can trigger shingles. It is infectious only when the blisters are forming and 'weeping'. Therefore it is spread through physical contact. It is no longer infectious when the blisters are dry scabs. It is not airborne but a mask and gloves are worn by healthcare workers to protect them from contacting the skin of active patients.
There is no special name for adult chickenpox, but shingles is an illness that can occur in those who previously had chickenpox. Adults typically do not get chickenpox unless the adult never had chickenpox before. Instead, children get chickenpox and recover. The body carries the virus. Then, late in life, usually over at an age of over 50 years old, a person who had chickenpox as a child may develop shingles. A person must have had chickenpox in the past to then develop shingles in late life.
Shingles is a condition that is caused by a viral infection. It causes painful rashes to develop on the body. The varicella-zoster virus is that virus that causes the Chicken Pox. After a person has gotten over Chicken pox, the virus lays dormant in his body for several years. Shingles occurs when the varicella-zoster virus gets reactivated.What are some of the Shingles symptoms?Itching, burning rashes and fluid-filled blisters are some of the most common Shingles symptoms. Some patients may also experience a headache, fever, achiness and fatigue. It is important to note that a person with Shingles may not develop rashes.Are there any potential complications that can develop from Shingles?Most people with Shingles get over it without any problems. However, vision loss, skin infections and neurological problems can develop if this condition is left untreated. People who are over the age of 65 or have an illness that compromises their immune system are at an increased risk for developing complications from Shingles.How can Shingles be treated?There is no way to permanently cure Shingles. However, there are a number of medications that can reduce the symptoms and prevent complications. A physician will usually prescribe an antiviral medication such as Valtrex or Famfir. Patients who have severe pain may be prescribed an anticonvulsant or antidepressant.Additionally, there are things that people can do to manage this condition at home. Taking a cool bathe can help relieve the itching and soothe the pain. People can also apply a cool compress to their blisters and rashes.How can Shingles be prevented?There are two vaccines that have been approved to prevent Shingles. One of those vaccines is the Varicella vaccine. This vaccine is administered in early childhood to prevent Chicken Pox. It is also recommended for adults who never had that condition. The varicella vaccine is not 100 percent effective, but if a person does happen to develop Shingles, his chances of developing complications are much lower.The Varicella-Zoster vaccine has also been approved to treat Shingles. It is approved for adults who are over the age of 50. It is important to note that this vaccine does not benefit those who already have Shingles. It is also not intended for people who have weakened immune systems.
Anyone who's had chickenpox has the potential of developing shingles. However, it's most common in older adults: More than half the shingles cases occur in adults over 60.In addition, people with weakened immune systems from HIV/AIDS, those who are receiving medical treatments, such as steroids, radiation and chemotherapy, or those who have a history of bone or lymphatic cancer are more likely to develop shingles. Most people develop shingles only once, but recurrences in other areas are possible.A person with shingles can pass the varicella-zoster virus to anyone who hasn't had chickenpox before. This usually occurs through direct contact with the open sores of the shingles rash. Once infected, the person will develop chickenpox, however, not shingles. The infection can be serious for certain groups of people with immune system deficiencies. The varicella-zoster virus cannot be spread to another person with a normal immune system who has already had chickenpox.