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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
May increase your: Pain, since the area involved is sensitive to friction.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darshan Mahajan
Specializes in Neurology
EXERCISE: Exercise shall help have physical therapy go over exercise program.
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Maybe 2 weeks: Resume swimming when all the scabs are gone.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles…: Is reactivation of virus that causes chickenpox (herpes zoster/ varicella). May start as burning sensation in the distribution of nerve(s); later blis ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
Don't know if your: Doc has you on Acyclovir or similar. Also, zostrix (capsaicin) vaccine may decrease future outbreaks. Prednisone can be helpful & is safe if used for ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
No: Moderate daily exercise will help. Strenuous exercise is likely to be very painful. I suggest a more regular moderate approach.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
See your doctor.: Although there is not a “cure” for shingles- valacyclovir (valtrex), Acyclovir (zovirax) ; Famciclovir (famvir) can help symptoms. Narcotics (i.e., c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes...: As well as regular exercise for iddm. Exercise is good for everyone as it helps maintain flexible blood vessels. Diabetics do not have to limit their ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Probably not: Your exercise regimen should not be strenuous that every session causes an attack. You may want to discuss this with your physician and make as asthma ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
DDD: After the age of 35, the water and protein content of the cartilage of the body changes. this may cause the gradual deterioration of the disc between ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
No: Exercise improves exercise tolerance, but does nothing to help asthma. That being said, it does not worsen it either.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise asthma: Take your rescue inhaler about 15 minutes before you exercise and then go to it!
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Both: This exercise works both legs and back. Be sure someone is watching you perform this exercise to ensure proper form to prevent injury.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
No: Will only cause more inflammation and pain. Wait until symptoms are gone.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Ashworth
19 years experience General Practice
Yes & No depends: Keeping your heart rate between 120 & 160 keeps u generally in a fat burning zone.Intensity is part of 3 others that need to b looked at in the acrony ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Multiple ways : There are multiple ways that exercise can induce a generalized sense of well being and can be helpful. One example is it can be associated with relea ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Soreness +: Overexcercise may damage the muscle, joints, ligaments, tendons etc and all of these may result in soreness, swelling, bruising etc depending on the t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Standing up and down on your toes; grabbing a towel with your toes; pushing one foot into the other while pulling the other are a few of the exercises ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Walk: The way i advise my patients is simply to begin a walking program. Start at low levels by just walking around your block every day and then increase y ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: Steroids might worsen diabetes, and inhaled steroids are sometimes used for asthma. It's possible that if you are prescribed inhaled steroids for your ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Different: As one isn't necessarily better than the other. They serve different purposes and ideally you would incorporate both resistance training along withe a ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
26 years experience Pain Management
You decide: There is not a single best one. It is whatever you can do and you enjoy doing. But try to get at least 30 min of aerobic activity in each day. Does no ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the specific exercises you mean.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't: Any steroid taken during these outbreaks can suppress the body's immune response and increase the intensity of the outbreak.The worst case of chickenp ... Read More

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