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Old 01-02-2010, 12:13 AM   #1
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Angry shingles and spreading....

can you spread shingles to your face if you touched the infected area? I accidentally touched my shingles and then i touched below my eye. I am worried that it'll spread!!! please help me answer this i've been looking online for answers. I've had shingles six times now and i am 24 anyone know why?

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Old 01-02-2010, 07:30 AM   #2
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Re: shingles and spreading....

Hello and so sorry you have this....

I had shingles 6 years ago.....a severe case. most shingles follow one nerve and stay on that part of the body.

How long have you had them? where are they? are they just on one side of your body? left or right side? How old are you and have you ever had chickenpox? Taking a vit B complex supplement can help also......

I had them on both sides, in my hair, inside my ears and it was agonizing.

It has to run it's coarse. You can take Olive Leaf Extract capsules one 3 times a wonders. take that every day until they are gone. That is a natural anti viral. Works great for cold sores too. You can take Olive Leaf with any other medication too.

Shingles are common in people over 50 that have had chicken pox sometime in their life. I had them in my 40's. They can also mean you are under severe stress or have an underlying illness and your immune system is working overtime. In my case I fell into all of the above catagory.

Good luck and do let us know how you do.......Oleander

Old 01-02-2010, 07:37 AM   #3
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Re: shingles and spreading....

I just went back and read your email. I see you are 24 and have had shingles 6 times.........

That is not common at all. Reccurances are rare especially at your age. Are you sure theses are Shingles?

If I were you I would go see an Immunologist/Allergist and get checked out.

It almost sounds like a Herpes Simplex problem. People do not realize they can get herpes on the body on regular skin. It does not have to be on lips or in the genital area. Herpes and Shingles can look like each other.

You can spread this by touching but is unlikely..... wash your hands alot during your outbreak and lightly wipe the area with alcohol or witch hazel immediately after touching by accident. Do not over clean because you wipe away your natural skin defenses.

Calamine lotion helped me also.... the itching drove me crazy....


Old 01-02-2010, 08:28 AM   #4
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Re: shingles and spreading....


I had shingles this past summer, I won't go into how much it bothered me but I will tell you what my doctor told me. I was just in for the 3rd time following diagnosis and it had spread from my right ear to my forehead and nearly reached the edge of my nose. The doctor told me usually shingles does not cross the nose for the unaffected side of the face. And it didn't, so I assume he was right.

I was treated with a very strong anti biotic, cannot remember the name now sorry, also used calamine(a godsend). It took quite awhile for it to be gone. The sores were just painful, very painful. If I never get that back again I will be more then overjoyed.

I feel for you, it is a painful skin condition that no one needs or deserves. I hope you heal quickly. Let us know how it is going please.


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