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Shingles and Staph Infections

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Recently someone in my family had a Staph infection then a few weeks later her husband got shingles. Are staph infections and shingles related? Can one trigger the other?
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replied April 4th, 2011
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replied May 19th, 2013
Shingles is a reactivation of the Chickenpox virus. The boils can become infected with a version (there are more than one) Staph bacteria.

Staph is everywhere and its on you pretty much all the time (good reason to wash hands) but is usually able to be beaten back by the immune system. But a person who develops Shingles often has done so due to physical or emotional trauma or stress which reduces the immune system response to both viruses and bacteria.
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