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 a website where I can enter the symtoms I have?
Can anyone direct me to a website that I can enter symptoms I have and see whats wrong?
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 I am bulimic and I want to know how to quit before it gets out of control?
Before, when I gagged myself, I had control over when I could stop. Now, it is a nessecity every time I eat to vomit. Also, I've been having achy bones, bad breath, and shorter periods. Could ...

 Kevin Trudeau -- Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About. Have you heard about or read this book?
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 Thyroid glands?
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 tell me about lepracy?
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 Can i ever recover from fibromyalgia?
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 can anyone tell me 5 computer related illnesses????

 Brain hemorrhage?? please help!?
is it life threatening??
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 What do you think causes eating disorders?
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 I suffer horribly from OCD and can't stop talking about my job. Any suggestions to stop doing this?

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 needle phobia?
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 so nervous?
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 Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome?
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 Been on several medications. They are not helping. Is there any other medications that I can try that will ha
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 I just ate a bunch of raw Mexican sausage, I thought it was cooked, its wasnt am I going to die? What should?
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 Numbness & cold feeling in feet, toes & bottoms particulary?
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 Dying Do You Know When?
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Can I get shingles if I haven't had chicken pox?
Today I went to the mall with a friend who recently (about a week ago) developed a rash that was identified as shingles. We didn't touch at all but we shared a drink. I have never had chicken pox and according to several articles online, you can't get shingles if you have never had chicken pox, as they are the same virus, yet people who have never had chicken pox can catch shingles from another person? I'm confused. I've had the chicken pox vaccine, so does this mean I cannot get either (chicken pox or shingles). Also, my dad had a shingles outbreak several months ago and I did not get it from him even though we live in the same house, so am I immune or what?


Yellow Dawg L
I was once roofing my house and I had chicken pox. When I went to the lumber yard, they sold me all the shingles for my roof that I wanted. So, yes, you can get shingles if you have chicken pox.

Amy M
No u cant get shingles without having had chicken pox

Adam S
No, i didn't even read the paragraph, it's impossible to get shingles if you haven't had chicken pox.

yea, but you should of got shots when u were little

Your not likely to get it

Not sure. You cannot get shingles if you've had chickenpox before. I'm not sure about the vaccine. It's relatively new right? I'm only 29 and my mom threw chicken pox parties for kids who had it until we all caught it! Check www.webmd.com, or www.medhealth.com for a better answer to that question or call your doctor.

No - you didn't touch him.

You can not get shingles if you have never had chicken pox,if anything you can only get chicken pox from someone who has shingles. Also the chicken pox vaccine has had a bad reputation for doing nothing. I only know this from looking at other multiple forums. You can only get shingles from another person by coming on contact with their blisters. So you don't have to worry about getting shingles, but if you get chicken pox when your older it can get pretty bad, but not life threatening.

No you cannot. Shingles is basically chickenpox in a more painful form that is dormant in the spinal fluid and brought out when you are stressed, ill, etc. It follows the nerve tracts and is verrrry painful. Be thankful you can't get it! Yay for you.

Chickenpox is caused by a virus called varicella zoster, formerly known as herpes zoster . Like other herpes-type viruses, it likes to hide from your immune system, retreating to your nervous system where it is safe from attack. And vericella can come back years or decades later as shingles. It follows your nerves, which is why the rash is limited to an area served by a nerve, almost always on one side.

Now, here's what's interesting. If you have never had chickenpox or been vaccinated, and you are exposed to someone who has shingles, you can't get shingles from them. You can't get shingles from them because shingles is the virus crawling out of the nervous system. What you can get from them is chickenpox.

But you said you were vaccinated, so you probably won't get chickenpox from them.

BUT! You can get shingles. Not from a person with shingles, but from yourself.

I don't know when or with what you were vaccinated, but vaccines for chickenpox are generally made with live virus. They weaken the virus in hopes you won't get sick from it, but some people get a chickenpox rash after vaccination.

When the vaccine was first introduced, there was fear that people might get shingles even though they had never had chickenpox. There haven't been a lot of cases, but it has happened.

Shingles isn't very contagious. Once the rash develops crusts, there isn't much virus left to pass around. Shingles tends to occur after periods of stress, and is more common in older people. In most people, it doesn't occur more than once. It can be treated with antiviral drugs.

AND! There is a separate vaccine available for shingles, for people who are 60 or older.

I hope I haven't confused things any further.

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