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Review: could Parkinson's disease cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

We study 15,932 people who have Parkinson's disease from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Shingles (Herpes zoster). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 61,420 patients) can be treated by Sinemet, Azilect, Carbidopa And Levodopa, Mirapex, Requip Xl, Amantadine Hydrochloride.

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 116,990 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 15,931 people who have parkinson's disease are studied. Among them, 10 (0.06%) have Shingles.

Trend of Shingles in parkinson's disease reports

Gender of people who have parkinson's disease and experienced Shingles * :

FemaleMale
Shingles41.67%58.33%

Age of people who have parkinson's disease and experienced Shingles * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%28.57%85.71%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Herpes zoster (3 people, 30.00%)
  2. Depression (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Nasal decongestion therapy (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Pain management (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Arthralgia (2 people, 20.00%)
  6. Back pain (2 people, 20.00%)
  7. Gastric disorder (2 people, 20.00%)
  8. Osteoporosis (2 people, 20.00%)
  9. Blood pressure (2 people, 20.00%)
  10. Myasthenia gravis (2 people, 20.00%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Sinemet (5 people, 50.00%)
  2. Lansoprazole (4 people, 40.00%)
  3. Clopidogrel (4 people, 40.00%)
  4. Valtrex (3 people, 30.00%)
  5. Folic acid (2 people, 20.00%)
  6. Lorazepam (2 people, 20.00%)
  7. Ranitidine (2 people, 20.00%)
  8. Ketoconazole (2 people, 20.00%)
  9. Temazepam (2 people, 20.00%)
  10. Rivastigmine (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (16 hours ago):

  • After 28 day treatment using fluorouracil 5% topical cream, I had developed painful lesions and red sores. My dermatologist gave me two samples of Olux-E .05% foam to apply nightly, in the same manner as the fluorouracil cream, to help heal. My chest became very itchy and began burning after the first application. Crustiness has developed everywhere and the discomfort has become intolerable. I have had to use other skin creams during the day to keep my chest moistened. The healing process has not really begun after 6 days.I am supposed to be completely healed after 14 days!

    Reply

    clfgef on Sep, 9, 2014:

    78 y/o male. In 2001 5FU cream used 4 weeks on face for AKs. Two weeks after, developed shingles (Zoster) R Mandibular Trigeminal face. Valtrex. Cleared in six weeks. No PHN neuralgia.
    In 2013, again 5FU for facial AKs. No rash.
    But symptoms of PHN for last few months in L
    Ophthalmic distribution. In 2001, I did not make a connection between the 5FU cream and the shingles
    (Zoster). With the present episode, I have to wonder if the 5FU may have contributed. Especially as the face was the 5FU site, as well as the Zoster (presumed) attacks.
    I do not plan to use 5FU topically again.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I get the jitters after my 2nd - 5th dose of medicine. Never during the night when my meds are worn off or never after my first dose in the morning. Sometimes lorazepam gets rid of the jitters and sometimes they last for hours even using lorazepam.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I was taking prednisone for an allergic reaction. I had severe hives with itching and was hospitalized and put on prednisone 60 milligrams a day and tappered down 6 days after being in hospital, in the hospital I noticed blisters on the back of my right leg and I thought it was part of my allergic reaction. I was on prednisone for about a month, on a tapering dose until I was down to 5 milligrams then I finished drug and the burning and red blistering rash were and are oozing now. I keep my rash covered and cleaned constantly with ointment and I'm taking keflex for virus. Is it going to get better ?

    Reply

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Parkinson's Disease is also known as: Paralysis agitans, Parkinson, Parkinsonism, Parkinsons, Shaking palsy.

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