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Do you know how dangerous shingles are?

One of my FB friends is a cafeteria "lady" and she got shingles resently. she is in so much pain. it there any long term damage? my mom had it years ago and it got in her eye and she had eye pain for a long long time.

 
Dianakk

Asked by Dianakk at 11:35 AM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Health

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  • Here is a link that will give you FACTS about shingles.


    http://www.shingles.com/info/about/what/index.jsp?usertrack.filter_applied=true&NovaId=2935376878524416526


    My husband had them last year. Luckily when the rash cleared, so far no residual pain. I did have an aunt that suffered from them over 15 yrs. The pain was really unbearable for her. Shingles themselves do NOT kill people.

    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:46 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • You can die from them.
    Misteh

    Answer by Misteh at 11:38 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • My dad got them in his late 20s. Half his face was covered when he started dating my mom.

    It affected his vision in one eye, so he's always had to wear glasses.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 11:40 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Good lord, one can die from anything. Shingles is very painfull, but like the chicken pox, its rare for there to be any long term damage
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:49 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • i got it as a child it hurt but doctor gave me cream and made it all better. It left some scares on my back. My mom has had it several times last time it was on the back of her neck she had no problems just talk to your doctor
    his88angel

    Answer by his88angel at 11:53 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • i meant is there. lol
    Dianakk

    Comment by Dianakk (original poster) at 11:36 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • It is an adult form of chicken pox!! U can't die from them Misteh!!!!
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 11:39 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • OMG really? this is freaking me out!
    Dianakk

    Comment by Dianakk (original poster) at 11:39 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Thank you dancer! That really hurt my heart when she said you can die. I was setting her crying my eyes out.
    Dianakk

    Comment by Dianakk (original poster) at 11:43 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • It is an adult form of chicken pox!! U can't die from them Misteh!!!! "

    Actually, if you have a severely compromised immune system, you can.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 11:48 AM on Feb. 11, 2011