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I have a case of Shingles, have had for 9 week's and am

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I have a case of Shingles, have had for 9 week's and am wondering if I get a Flu Shot will that cause the Shingles to reactivate?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I'm taking Lipitor and was taking Gabapentin other than that Vitamin C, Multi, Ginko ,and Glucosomine Idid see a Dr. when Shingles appeared
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 months ago.

Hello!

Did you get treated for shingles ? Examples >>> VALTREX OR FAMVIR OR ACYCLOVIR??

No the flu shot should not reactivate your shingles ...

You may have had the rash aspect resolve by now

You might have still residual pain = post herpetic neuralgia

I hope that this is helpful for you

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Anthony Bray MD