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Can Herpes Cause Joint Pain
Yes: Joint pain can be caused by viral infections. Parvovirus is a virus that causes several illnesses, including fifth disease — a common childhood ailment known for causing a red rash on the face. In adults, the most prominent symptom of fifth disease is joint soreness, typically in the hands, wrists, knees and ankles. Fifth disease should be considered as a possible cause of joint pain in adults who have recently noticed pain and swelling in multiple joints, especially if the symptoms started after exposure to a child with the illness. ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Herpes simplex: You can have herpes esophagitis, particularly if your are immunosuppressed. That is not uncommon in late stage hiv/aids and that can cause substernal pain. If you have sternal pain without any skin eruptions would strongly suggest you see a doctor asap and get fully assessed. ...Read more
Can inflammation in the knee cause burning pain? Does a menisicus problem also cause burning pain?
Possibly: Meniscal pain is typically sharp and severe. Also brought on with squatting or twisting. Burning is typically a descriptor i associate with nerve irritation. Around the inside if the knee, the saphenous nerve has been known to be a source of burning pain. Important to distinguish that this can have a tender spot that is several cm below the joint line where the meniscus would be. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely. The L5 nerve root, which makes up part of the sciatic nerve, runs right over the sacroiliac joint. So the inflamed SI joint can cause inflammation in the nerve and cause a "sciatica". There are other causes of sciatica as well, so I certainly would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Yes: Untreated (or under treated) hypothyroidism can effect essentially the whole body. Joint paints, stiffness, achiness and even some swelling can occur: although, these are less common symptoms. It can more commonly cause muscle aches and pains. If you are predisposed it could also precipitate a flair of gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis : Arthritis would be my first choice. It is inflammation but not always pain. But you can have swelling, and redness without pain. Caution just because it is redness and swelling doesn't mean it is arthritis. This could be seen in allergic reaction, soft tissue inflammation or cellulitis to name a few. ...Read more
Many things: Swollen ankles with "joint pain" may be due to several forms of arthritis. Most commonly degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis. However, reumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, lupus and septic joints may all cause joint pain with swelling. Oftentimes, this complex may be caused by two or more different problems, such as heart failure and DJD together. Check w your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forgive my frankness: The real herxheimer reaction results from the killing of large numbers of micro-organisms deep in the tissues by antimicrobial agents. Classically seen in the treatment of advanced syphilis, it's also been reported in other diseases with huge bacterial loads such as bartonellosis. Today's medical quacks diagnose a "herxheimer reaction" whenever one of their own products makes somebody sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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