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Yes, you should absolutely have the shot
the problem when getting chicken pox when you get older is that you can get very ill
particularly is you have other medical issues
are you on steroids for your lupus?
Zoster vaccine is used for prevention of shingles in individuals 60 years of age or older, regardless of previous history of chicken pox or shingles.
The side effects may be the appearance of tiny chicken pox vesicles near the site
but these are short lived
Did you get that?
I take the generic for Plaquenil , Hydroxychlor 200 mg twice daily my mouth
OKay, those are no immunosuppressants- so you are good to go :-)
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One more question with this Lupus my hair is coming out and thinning severely. My doctor has not addressed this problems what would you suggest..
Have you tried topical rogaine?
No. I am African American and rogaine is a what product that is not favorable for my hair. and just to clarify. I SHOULD take the shingles shot?....
Yes, you should take the shingles shot
you can go to a dermatologist about your hair- they can evaluate it and see the texture and make better recommendations than I can since I cannot see you :-)
Ok Dr. Natasha, Thank you that really helps me. If only you could make a better suggestion about the thinning and falling out hair. I am taking vitamins with A and biotin.
Check this outhttp://lupusny.org/about-lupus/newsletters/winter-2010/what-do-about-lupus-hair-loss
But I would see a dermatologist too- one who is familiar with AA hair
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Yes. I am very please. Have a happy Halloween to you, stay safe and don't eat too much candy LOL.
LOL you too