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CAN SHINGLES CAUSE AGITATION AND OR ANXIETY

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CAN SHINGLES CAUSE AGITATION AND OR ANXIETY?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 5 years ago.

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Shingles as such does not cause agitation as one of its symptoms nor does it cause anxiety. But anti viral medications such as Acyclovir used for the treatment of shingles sometimes can cause agitation as a side effect.

Other than that the nerve pain and severe irritation associated with shingles and the rash can cause anxiety and a generalized agitation associated to a feeling of being unwell.

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