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13 Nov 2006

shingiles
i have developed shingles. my doctor reckons oral contraception is the culprit
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Thato
Oral contraception can't give shingles - it is caused by a virus ( chickenpox type virus) and you get it when your immunity is low - it is common in people with HIV, cancer, on immunosuppression drugs after an organ transplant or just when you are very run down after a flu or stressful period.

Read this article : http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/shingles.html
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