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Question by  mbsalatino (22)

Can you develop shingles from genital herpes?

I have something that looks like shingles.


Answer by  sharon4595 (650)

Yes, shingls is in the same family as herpes. Did you know that even a fever blister is classifed as herpes simplex 1.

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Answer by  Amanda65 (1220)

You cannot develop shingles from genital herpes. Shingles and chicken pox come from the same virus. Shingles shows on the body only years after a person has contracted chicken pox. Shingles usually develops as an older adult. Genital herpes is a virus too, but it will not develop into shingles.


Answer by  bean11 (2803)

Shingles and Herpes are related viruses, so it is possible that you could have both at the same time. Shingles are usually present in older people; they are prevented, however, by the Chickenpox vaccine, so if you received it then it is unlikely that you have Shingles.


Answer by  Jo46 (394)

If the spots where these rashes are showing up are extremely painful and flared on your skin, you should see a doctor. Genital Herpes does not directly cause shingles, in fact, the rash could be an inflamed outbreak. See your doctor for best results. You will definitely need medical treatment for this!


Answer by  2525252 (717)

I believe you can develop shingles. I have heard of another rare case where herpes was developed from shingles. It's really painful from what I hear. You should go to the doctor and get it checked for sure other wise, you never know and trust me you will need medicine to recover.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

Shingles is not in any way related to genital herpes. Shingles is a disorder/disease related to childhood chicken pox. Flare ups of herpes may be what you're confusing as shingles.


Answer by  martine (860)

Shingles is derived from the same virus as herpes of various types. It is very possible and should be evaluated by a doctor immediately.


Answer by  nefacess (115)

Shingles is a variant on the common chicken pox virus. Any adult who has had shingles has the possibility of getting shingles, but you cannot develop shingles from any other virus.


Answer by  PAtobeDU12 (239)

No because genital herpes is caused by a strain of the herpes simplex virus. Shingles is caused by the Varicella-Zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chicken pox.

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