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Ulcerative Colitis and Shingles

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0.15% of the posts that mention Shingles also mention Ulcerative Colitis (208 posts)
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Treatment such as Vagisil is used both for Ulcerative Colitis and Shingles.

Ulcerative Colitis

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(Colitis ulcerative)
Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon (anatomy), that includes characteristic Peptic ulcer, or open sores, in the co... Read more on Wikipedia

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Shingles

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(Herpes zoster)
Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe. The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) cau... Read more on Wikipedia

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What patients are saying about Ulcerative Colitis and Shingles

208 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
...once - luckily. But I've also done a lot to help control my UC symptoms and they've ...some relief as I remember the shingles was excruciating. Regards,...
reason & later get shingles. Pursue the antiviral treatment...
...Shingles is an outbreak of herpes that remains in one's body after chicken pox-- usually it stays dormant the rest of a person's life, but some people are unlucky ...Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left...
of Azathioprine daily for my UC. I broke out with a nasty...
...Colitis I'm 29 and taking 100mg of Azathioprine daily for my UC. I broke out with a nasty rash on Sunday which turned out to be shingles!!! Ughh. I'm now taking the antiviral Valacyclovir...
way, I believe that my shingles were some sort of a side...
...I was already diagnosed with UC when I got it but I also was in remission thanks to Remicade. By the way, I believe that my shingles were some sort of a side effect...
a biologic. I got shingles shortly after starting Humira....
...shingles shortly after starting Humira. Well they think it was Shingles. I never got the rash but you can have it without. It was awful. I cannot get the vaccine now because of my Humira and my...
my immune system. I caught and got diagnosed with shingles...
...with shingles. I have ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis ...been on remicade and methotrexate the past year decreased my immune system. I caught and got diagnosed with shingles within 2...
is ticking on and I have shingles so need to get over that...
...husband and I wanted to try for a baby and as I was 40 asked the Consultant if ok and he said yes but to carry on taking 4 Pentasa tablets daily. Anyway, I had a miscarriage at 8.5 ...have shin...
happened to me too. Had shingles twice but prior to the...
...for answering. I have had UC for about 6 yrs and ...heard of it before. Re Shingles: I noticed several folks having ...happened to me too. Had shingles twice but prior to...
for UC 8 years ago I came down with shingles in my left eye...
Angie after being hospitalized for UC 8 years ago I came down with shingles in my left eye (a few months after iv steroids). I sure hope it's ...E/R and diagnosed with shingles. Get it checked o...
shingles on my right leg several days after a colonoscopy...
...had shingles on my right leg ...flaring and was taking Azathioprine. I never thought my shingles might be related to my UC until I read this ...diarrhea and dehydration, then shingles on my r...
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