can shingles (herpes ZOSTER )BE AFFECTED IN VAGINA due to loss of immunity or not through sexual intercourse?
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replied October 13th, 2011
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Shingles is independent infection than genital herpes or genital warts, and cannot be passed from one person to another, however, the virus that causes shingles, the Varicella zoster virus, can be spread from a person with active shingles to a person who has never had chickenpox. In such cases, the person exposed to the virus might develop chickenpox, but they would not develop shingles. The virus is spread through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters, not through sneezing, coughing or casual contact. If you suspect genital contact and infection, visit your doctor for further evaluation and assistance.
The genital warts are caused by another virus known as Herpes simplex virus that are of two types; type I and type II and is usually transmitted by vaginal, oral or rectal intercourse. You can remain asymptomatic for years before having the appearance of lesions.
If you are having genital lesions, get them examined by your doctor to confirm the underlying cause. Get started on appropriate treatment at the earliest. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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