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Can Molluscum Come Back
Molluscum: Molluscum does not come and go every month. ...Read more
Can pregnancy cause herpes zoster ophthalmicus to come back in my cornea? I heard stress can cause it to come back.
It can: Pregnancy can depress your immune system and allow zoster to resurface. Look out for eye pain, redness, changes in vision, or rash / vesicles. That said, if you are otherwise healthy and without HIV/AIDS, cancer, or use of steroids, pregnancy alone should not elevate your risk of shingles much more than a normal host. ...Read more
Maybe: Genital warts cam be localized or spread over a large area. If warts are not destroyed they may recur in the same area. There can also be genital warts that are not noticeable several inches away which will show weeks or months later. General warts need treatment and may require followup over a period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can gential warts be clearish small bumps and be popped? Then go away and come back a month later?
Can genital warts cure it self? Can they go away and not come back or be spread? Are they just spread threw sex? Can this cause cancer?
Maybe, maybe: The best answer will be provided by your dr or gyn, after an examination of this lesion. It could be many things, and we can not know if your diagnostic impression is correct. In some cases yes, would be the right answer to most of your (multiple) questions. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically: No. Shingles can feel like sciatica. So likely you have shingles first irritating the spinal nerve causing the sciatica and then the lesions appear. Occasionally some people can have post-herpetic neuralgia afterwards and than can be the sciatica like pain without the shingles lesions anymore. See your doctor for treatment for shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long lasmolluscu: The viral infection is limited to a localized area on the topmost layer of the epidermis. Once the virus-containing head of the lesion has been destroyed, the infection is gone. The central waxy core contains the virus. In a process called autoinoculation, the virus may spread to neighboring skin areas. Children are particularly susceptible to autoinoculation, and may have widespread clusters of lesions. Individual molluscum lesions may go away on their own and are reported as lasting generally from 6 weeks, to 3 months. The lesions may propagate via autoinoculation, so an outbreak generally lasts longer. Mean durations for an outbreak are variously reported from 8 to about 18 months, but durations are reported as widely as 6 months to 5 years, lasting longer in immunosuppressed individuals. ...Read more
Rare but worrisome: In the pre-vaccine era we had 50 deaths, 10000 hospitilizations and in excess of 2 million cases/yr. Those infected have a 50X increase in risk of invasive strep bacteria through the skin sores. Chickenpox can produce a terrible pneumonia in newborns and adults, but most will have a mild disease. Later in life, the germ can return from hibernation in your body and cause shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sun-related problem: Moles are often aggravated by sun exposure. Most folks exposed to excessive sun have more moles on their back. So it should be carefully examined by a dermatologist periodically. Use lots of sunscreen when you go out in the sun and avoid mid day sun in order to minimize further aggravation of the small moles on your skin so that they do not grow wild due to further sun damage. ...Read more
Recurring red bumps inner left thigh with hairs coming out that do go away. Could this be possible herpes or can herpes not have hairs coming out.
Not herpes: This partly duplicates my previous reply to the same question, which included "...genital herpes is not a likely cause of 'isolated red bumps on thighs', and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes." Herpes lesions rarely if ever can "have hairs coming out". ...Read more
Food reactions: Mouth sores are often related to subtle food reactions. Try to eliminate the most problematic foods (dairy, gluten, eggs, nuts, soy...) all together or one at a time for 3-4 weeks and see if you see a change. Igg food tests can also help. Some people may also have nutritional deficincies like zinc (which can be tested) or may have an excess burden of toxins leading to immune imbalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer