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 Post subject: Re: new shingles vaccine
Post Posted: Feb 12, 2019 5:47 pm 
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So having it once does not leave you immunized, I gather, like Chicken pox?

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 Post subject: Re: new shingles vaccine
Post Posted: Feb 12, 2019 8:20 pm 
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aspenleaf wrote:
So having it once does not leave you immunized, I gather, like Chicken pox?


If I recall correctly, shingles is the dormant form of the virus come back to roost. It can resurface repeatedly.
Keeping your immune system stoked is a good way to keep it at bay.


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Post Posted: Feb 13, 2019 12:24 am 
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The stuff nightmares are made of: :eek5:

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After the chickenpox runs its itchy course, the virus retreats to nerve tissues near your spinal cord and brain, where it hides out. 8O
Doctors don't know why, but sometimes the virus “wakes up” and travels along nerve fibers to your skin.
That's when it lands its second punch -- shingles, also called herpes zoster.May 22, 2018 :thud:


https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and ... les-skin#1

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