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Having genital herpes or shingles does not affect getting the other.

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Q: Do people with genital herpes get shingles?
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Can Shingles cause genital herpes?

Shingles can't cause genital herpes.

Can shingles cause genital warts or genital herpes?

No, shingles, genital warts, and genital herpes are different diseases. While they are all caused by viruses, they are distinct. Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus. Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus Genital herpes is causes by herpes simplex virus.

Is shingles similar to genital herpes?

Shingles comes from the chicken pox virus which is caused by herpes zooster, it's slightly different then genital herpes. If you have had chicken pox before then you can get shingles later in life.

How does someone know if they have genital shingles verse genital herpes?


What if you have genital herpes and then get singles?

Genital herpes and shingles are caused by herpes, but shingles is caused by another different type of herpes so that isn't likely to happen. Shingles are caused by the virus that causes chicken pox (herpes zooster). If you have had chicken pox before then you can get shingles later in life.

How is shingles different from genital herpes?

Shingles is caused by the virus that causes chicken pox (herpes zooster) which is a slightly different type of herpes. If you have had chicken pox before then you can get shingles later in life. Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex 2 (HSV2)

Does genital herpes have a vaccine?

There is a vaccine for shingles and I belive there is one for chicken pox which are caused by herpes zooster. But there isn't a vaccine or cure for oral herpes or genital herpes.

Does genital herpes increase occurrence of shingles?

No, because they are different viruses.

Can the herpes virus cause shingles?

Herpes zooster can cause shingles. This type of herpes causes chicken pox. It's slightly different then the herpes that causes cold sores and genital herpes. If you have had chicken pox as a child then you could possibly get shingles later in life.

What type of herpes do you have when it itchs?

All types of herpes cause itching or burning. This is true for oral herpes, genital herpes, chicken pox, and shingles.

You have been diagnosed with genital shingles what is the difference between this and genital herpes?

One notable difference is the method of contraction. You can contract genital herpes by sexual contact ("sexual" being short-hand for skin-to-genital contact) with someone who is him/herself infected with genital herpes. Shingles, on the other hand, is a recurrence of chickenpox. It isn't contracted by sexual contact except in the rare instance where you originally got chickenpox by having sex with somebody with chickenpox. You simply can't spread shingles to somebody else if you have shingles. What you WILL spread to them is chickenpox . . . but only if they haven't had it yet. Shingles is also less likely to recur than genital herpes, which typically breaks out between three and five times a year. You can potentially have shingles and then never get it again. For what it's worth, I had "genital" shingles as well, which was misdiagnosed as genital herpes, notwithstanding my protestations that my and my wife's lifestyle choices made genital herpes very unlikely. (I think the doctor just assumed I was lying about having been monogamous.)

Is there a difference in type of rash on genitals for shingles vs genital herpes?

The type of genital rash for shingles and genital herpes is hard to differentiate. A health care provider may be able to tell the difference based on the distribution of lesions, but usually a culture is required.

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