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Can Shingles Cause Swelling
Yes possible: Any injection can cause a local swelling or irritation in the area of injection. This should resolve in a few days at the most. If still of concern, seek advice from your doctor. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Not likely: Shingles is zoster from having had the chicken pox. It is not transferred like that. If you put some kind of topical medicine on the sores you may have transferred the medicine and have had a reaction to that med. ...Read more
Yes: This is caused a "prodromal effect" where the symptoms occur before the rash. Please go see your eye doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Could shingles cause swelling of scrotum and penis sheath. The rash is all through the area. What to do about it?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
It will get better: Shingles will heal on its own with/out treatment. Early treatment can result in faster healing/less swelling. 2-3 wks is the typical course of shingle attack without early treatment. Some may have persistent/prolonged postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain), but swelling will pretty much always resolve completely. Sleep in recliner may lessen swelling a bit. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
I've been on an antibiotic for 1 week. How long till the shingles disappear and swelling in lymph node gone?
Will take: It will take several weeks and it really has to do with other problems that may occur with the shingles. ...Read more
May be reaction: Of any steroids you may have been given, but it is common to have swelling for days after the initial infection. Watch it subside over the next few days. You may have residual pain to, called post-herpetic neuralgia, from the shingles for weeks or months. And thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I have intense pain and swelling from my lower left spine to the left front abdomen my dr said it might be shingles no rash though been going on for 5?
I took shingles shot thurs & now I hae rash heat & swelling over my arm. Along with iching nausea & heat in arm. What to do?
Shingles in aug 2013. Chest, under arm, shoulder. Glands under arm swelled. Feb 2014, slight swelling remains. No pain. Reason for concern?
Yes: As far as shingles, no. You are young and the likelihood of developing post shingles pain is lower (absent any coexisting medical issues). The main concern is why did you develop shingles which tends to occur epwhen your immune system is taxed or is weak. The swollen axillary gland needs to be evaluated and possibly biopsied. See you pcp on monday. ...Read more
If you can get shingles in ear what dose it feel or look like swelling an itching as maybe water is under skin when you touch the swelling that's how it feels on the outer ear?
Shingles has pain: Shingles usually is associated with severe pain. The swelling and itching sounds more like an inflammation. It would be a good idea to see a physician. It is possible that it needs to be drained or treated with a steroid cream or with an antibiotic topically or orally or otic drops into the ear. This problem needs to be evaluated so that it does not get more serious. ...Read more
Red patch on skin wraping around knee and calf area swelling itchy burning numb/tingly have been metioned of shingles had chicken pox as kid 38yr old?
Shingles: Possible. Wait a few days unless blisters develop in which case treatment is indicated. ...Read more
Urgency to pee, back ache. Negative Uti. Ct scan show no kidney stones but some lyph node swelling. Dr didn't seem concerned. Could it be shingles?
Transient: Hours to a day or two. If not gradually diminish then is concern for local tissue intolerance of the vaccine substance and might take longer. A secondary bacterial infection is possible, but would be a rare occurrence and noted by swelling, hot, red, tenderness and feverishness. If worsens at least talk to person on-call for practice where you got shot. ...Read more
Shingles: The rash normally should resolve in a week to 10 days. Make sure there is no super added infection. The duration is shorter is acyclovir has been started with in 1 st 72 hours. Some times residual pain is left even after rash is gone, called post herpetic neuralgia. See your doctor if concerns ...Read more
Shingles: Uncomplicated shingles eruption doesn't usually have associated swelling. Secondary bacterial infection or cellulitis may cause swelling. Another possibility is weakness of the leg veins (such as seen with varicose veins or phlebitis (blood clot). It's best to have your physician examine you for any of these conditions. In the meantime elevate your leg. ...Read more
Facial Swelling: Hi! A number of causes exist for facial swelling. If you have fever, chills, pain, or pus you should seek medical evaluation asap. Sometimes a tooth abscess can cause swelling in the jaw or face. Parotid gland duct blockage is not usually painful, try fluids, sour candy, heat, and massage. If the gland is infected it will be warm, painful, and tender, you should seek medical help. Good luck! ...Read more
Many possibilities: There can be multiple causes for facial swelling. Depending on the location of the face, the duration, the reason for onset, etc. Many possibilities exist. Allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune to name a few. Suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care doc or a healthtap prime or concierge appt to get a more accurate assessment. ...Read more
Theoretically: Everything could. However, if you are asking about Lidocaine injected to induce local anesthesia, the swelling might be not only due to volume given but small bruise (hematoma) as well. Swelling can also be sign of inflammation or allergic reaction, with that broad question you might be better off discussing your specifics with the health professional. ...Read more
Too many to list: The most common reason to feel a lump on the side of the neck would be from a swollen lymph gland. It swells as it drains the inflammatory fluids that accumulate in response to infection (s). ...Read more
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...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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