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Bruised Kidney Shingles
Elderly: 50 is not old by any means. How long have you been blind? How long have you had diabetes? How bad is your kidney failure? These are all important and I do emphasize with your concerns. You need to keep up with your nephrologist - they are great - and some counselling might be helpful. I have cared for patients with blindness and others who are deaf. It is a joy to see how they are coping. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
I'm a 37 yr old female. 13 months ago i had a kidney stone, now shingles! is this a sign of cancer? Should i be looking for something wrong with me
NO: Kidney stone formation is often diet related with uric acid and calcium as the primary components. Herpes zoster that causes shingles is a virus and is not a predisposition to cancer. As we progress through "life" ailments are a requiste for "passage" for stones and life. See a md regularly so that life for you will not be a "four letter word.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it necessary to take valacyclovir 3 grams daily for shingles? I'm afraid of the dangerous side effects on kidneys as kidney disease runs in my fam.
Is Neurontin (gabapentin) treating shingles pain dangerous to the kidneys for 55 yr. Old man w/chronic renal insufficiency secondary to chemo 14 yrs. Ago for aml?
Urgency to pee, back ache. Negative Uti. Ct scan show no kidney stones but some lyph node swelling. Dr didnt seem concerned. Could it be shingles?
My son is 20. He has epilepsy and ME/CFS. He now has shingles and is in a lot of pain. The red welt around the singles is turning into a purple bruise?
Recurrent shingles with Post-Herpetic Neuralgia between outbreaks? There is a lot more to it but not enough space here.....?
Why get off Valtrex (valacyclovir)?: You said that "every time the Valtrex (valacyclovir) left my system"implying that you stop taking the Valtrex (valacyclovir).Don"t stop taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) and continuously suppress the shingles.No more outbreaks , rashes, or pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
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