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I am 27 and Ive had shingles twice in the past 2 months.

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I am 27 and I've had shingles twice in the past 2 months. Tonight I just discovered a more serious case of it on my back right ribs. Why does this keep happening and what can I do? I'm otherwise healthy
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr PG M.D. replied 7 years ago.
   Shigles or herpes is a viral infection whic lies dormant in the body. The infection reoccurs or re-surfaces from time to time. The treatment for frequent reoccurances of shingles is to give long term oral anti-viral medicines. If valtrex (valcyclovir) is not helping you, then you need to be shifted on higher medicines like famcyclovir and to be taken for long time at least 6 weeks to prevent reoccurances.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Should I see a specialist or an internist or just a family doctor?
Expert:  Dr PG M.D. replied 7 years ago.
You should consult your family physician or a dermatologist.
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