Check with your docs about shingles vaccine!

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   Posted 7/2/2007 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
After I was diagnosed with shingles and did some research, I learned that lots of people who are immunosuppressed get shingles. Then I found out that there is a vaccine for it. Whether or not it's advisable to get the vaccine if you have AI diseases, I don't know, but I would sure ask my rheumy if I had never had a case of shingles. Believe me, it's something that you do not want to have.
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   Posted 7/2/2007 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Patty, thanks for the info. I occasionally get these really nasty blisters under my nose on the nerve endings. I was told it is related to shingles. It would be wonderful if there was somthing to help with that.

They actually are so deep they leve scars

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