27 and Shingles????

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I've been diagnosed with shingles, however it's only a small cluster of blisters that doesn't hurt but is just itchy. I don't have any fevers, headaches, etc. It's just a cluster that itches and comes back from time to time. Seems like only when I am stressed.

I just want a confirmation or idea of what it actually is and if there is a permanent treatment.

I wish I could post a photo of what it looks like.

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    i is shingles...it may get worse before it gets better.

    A vsccine is available. It is not 100% effective.

    Glaxo Smith Klein has submitted Shingrex to the USA FDA end of October requesting fat track approvl...no approvl yet.

    Shingrex is a non-live virus vaccination tht is suposed to have great efficacy.

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      over 70!!!! how barbaric...I had shingles the first time at 11 and four more timesby the time I was 61...I am also on chemo so can not take a live virus vaccination. Shingrex is not live virus.

      In the USA, our pharmacist can administer the vaccination without a prescription.

      so very different...thank you!

      sorry too...

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    I have just sent you my email address,  click on  the envelope under your name

    gentle hugs  Jocelyne  Cambridge in the UK

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