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Scarring And Shingles
Yes, scars can occur: Shingles can cause lesions in a dermatonal distributuion, i.e. Along a nerve root. These vesicles can scar. To decrease the risk of poor scars, one should take a course of an antiviral agent (e.g. Zovirax) and a 6 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack as well as topicals. It is extremely important not to scratch the lesions. For 6 monthes avoid the sun on the scars, use vit e or aloe or Mederma 2 times a day. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have never had chickenpox, but just had an outbreak of shingles. How can I prevent future shingles outbreaks? I am a young adult and recently had an outbreak of shingles. The doctor said i either got it from someone or i had an outbreak due to stress. I
You had chickenpox: Your shingles was evidence you has chickenpox in the past, or had the vaccine (avail from the 90's) . You don't get shingles from someone else. It is a reactivation of your prior chickenpox. Having shingles should boost you immunity to the germ and force it back into hibernation for years. When you get older you can get the shingles vaccine, but there would be no benefit to you at this point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Recent zoster is more effective than the shot. Shingles may occur a second time but this is uncommon. Consider getting a shot in about 15 years. There may be something better then. Shingles can occur at any age, but in normal people people it becomes common after age 60. The shot cuts the risk in half. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: The cornea is notoriously poor at getting rid of scar tissue. The scarring creates opacities that disturb the vision, sometimes to a significant degree. If superficial, it can sometimes be modified by a laser treatment but most are deep enough that a corneal transplantation is the better option. Check in with your corneal specialist to have this sorted out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have black periods is this a side affect from the implannon?. I also have had a C-section 2 years ago and have had thrush a lot this year
Would you recommend a person that has vitiligo to get a shingles shot. I am a 49 yr old f that has had shingles in the last 4 months. I also have hpv.?
Within the last year I have started suffering from premature ejaculation, but have never had issues before. How can I prevent this? What caused it?
Some ideas: A condom or a dab of a topical anesthetic on your glans may do the trick. Your physician can offer a very low dose of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Or you and your partner(s) can learn and practice the squeeze technique -- this is fun, will let you reprogram your nervous system to make you a superlatively excellent lover, and is your best long-term solution. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have been suffering from syphilis for almost 5yrs. I recently had a medication but still see more of the symptoms.?
I have a pain in my penis. I have been to a doctor in the past. I did pass a kidney stone. I had an MRI in CT done. They both showed nothing. I was told I had no form of a std. I used doxycycline. This pain is been with me for the last couple of years. I
Urology visit: You have told me very little about the nature of the pain, but referred pain to one side of the shaft is common. Even if we do not find the cause, a nerve block may help. Good luck. ...Read more
How can I see a doctor with no money? I am a 29 year old male.
In 2009 i had a outbreak of shingles that covered the right side of my face from my nose up to my hairline. In 2010 i had a second outbreak. I have mild discomfort after the first outbreak, an
I had been recently in contact with a adult infected with chickenpox . I never had a chickenpox before. Is there any way i can prevent myself from it?
I have suffered from Bartholin Abcesses for the past 2 years on and off. I had a word catheter fitted a year ago but it failed. A few months ago the c?
Surgery...: If a Bartholin abcess is refractory to conservative treatment with draining and Word catheter placement, surgery may be necessary. There are several types of surgery that can be done. Excision of the entire gland is the best procedure but needs to be done when the gland is small and uninfected. If it remains abcessed, the gland can be marsupialized so that it can continue to drain. Best wishes! ...Read more
I had a PE last year due to having two abdominal surgeries. Im getting sick with pneumonia/cold type symptoms. could it cause a PE?
UR higher risks of P: The respiratory illness is not likely to directly cause a PE, but you are higher risk. The immobility and changes in blood clotting after surgery are high risk factors, but you have shown you can get a PE. If you become very immobile due to this illness, you are at risk of forming clots in your legs which can become PEs. Staying well hydrated and mildly active and not bedridden reduces risk. ...Read more
The numbness I have been having I have only had since I had an epidural two years ago could there be a connevtion between the two?
Where is your : Numbness? Have you had it since your epidural placement? Were you in labor? Did you have a parastesia when it was placed? All important questions. Your anesthesiologist would probably want to know about your complaint and can advise you how to proceed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've severe lower back pain for over a year now. The doctor's thought i had PID but i don't. I have had some cases of uti. What could be the problem?
Evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a spine specialist. The pain may not be related to the history of uti. This may be structural in nature. ...Read more
I have a sinus infection. Didn't have a fever the past couple days now all of a sudden I have 100.4° is that bad?
What can I do if my wife suffered an extreme case of shingles two years ago. Can she receive the shingles vaccination?
Probably yes: A person can have shingles more than once. Her primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a weakness in her immune system (or just bad luck, older age, or other bodily stressors) that allowed her to have the first case of shingles. The doctor can give some advice on whether or not the patient should get the shingles vaccine to help prevent a recurrence of shingles (some age limits apply). ...Read more
I am a 35 year old women and got diagnosed with genital herpes about 4 months ago. Is it possible that i could have had herpes for years and not know?
I have already had my period, but I am bleeding again. What could this be caused from? I have had two c-sections in the past. One was an emergency and the other was planned. I have a boyfriend and we have been together for over a year now. I have my p
Irregular : Irregular bleeding can be caused by fluctuations in hormones or multiple other causes. If you think there is any chance you could be pregnant and that it is spotting, then please take a pregnancy test. Please be sure that your pap smear is up to date. If you have continued irregular bleeding you will need a complete gynecological evaluation. If you have pain, increased bleeding, light-headedness or fainting then you would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
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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