Shingles Vaccine Effective For All Ages

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    Shingles vaccine is effective, even in older patients, study finds - chicagotribune.com

    You need not be elderly to suffer this condition. Especially if you have had chicken pox, it may well be worth asking your MD about this.
     
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    Wow, that's really cool if it's true. I'll ask my niece, who is a doctor, and who incidentally was diagnosed with shingles at 17.
     
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    Please let me know what you find out, Allie. There're people in my family who have had chicken pox....including me.
     
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    I had horrible chicken pox too; as did both my older kids.

    I definitely will let you know.
     
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    Not something i ever want to get! Ill have to ask about the vaccine. Thanks
     
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    I sent her a message on facebook. She is doing her residency in one of the better ERs and doesn't have much free time, so it might be a while before I hear, but I'll let you know!
     
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    i dont care how much it cost...if you need it...get it....i have survived shingles....its really bad...i had pain for months before the blisters appeared....my doctor fussed at me...why didnt you come in earlier.....i told him i just figured it was cancer and all......if felt like someone was stabbing me with a hot knife
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    and the shingles werent much better....i was on percodan for months....
     
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    My GF had these shortly before and while he died of something else.

    Hardly seems a fair way to go, does it?
     
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    Granny says, "Get yer kids vaccinated so's dey don't get sick...
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    CDC: Chickenpox deaths plummeted since vaccine
    Mon Jul 25,`11 – Chickenpox vaccine has dramatically cut deaths from the disease, especially in children, says a new government study proclaiming an important public health victory.
     
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    I had shingles when I was about 5 or 6 years old. The doctors told my Mother it was something about my nervous disorder. They named the disease correctly, it does look very much like shingles overlapping on top of a house.
    I have a large scar, under my right breast, shaped like a baseball (field) diamond. I recall vaguely it being a huge scab, and my Mother telling me NOT to pick at the scabs Debbie, but I pulled this large scab off, and so it remains a pretty visible scar today, as a reminder.
    My Mother also told me later in life, that it was rare for a child to get shingles, at such a young age. I guess they did bother me, Mother had to try many things to keep me comfortable while I had them. Mine started at the right side of my torso area, right below my breast area and around my rib cage, and went to the back and then came over to my left side.
    I don't remember the whole shingles ordeal, but I see the scar every day, and it then kind of brings back memories to when I was messing with that scab.
     
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