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Can you have shingles more than once and what are some of the signs?

Can you have shingles more than once and what are some of the signs?

Possibly: But it takes a very long time. You get shingles because your immunity to chicken pox has waned, and you get a reactivation of the virus in a nerve. This process generally takes decades to happen, but if you had the shingles in your 40s, and now you are in your 70s or 80s, it is possible. However, you are unlikely to get the shingles more than once in a short time. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of HIV? How can you get it? Is the symptoms similar to any other sti/std, if so which.

What are the symptoms of HIV? How can you get it? Is the symptoms similar to any other sti/std, if so which.

Long answer: It would not feasible to address your question in the limited space available. For a starter, please visit the site given below: https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/ ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a yeast over growth and how can you be tested for them?

What are the symptoms of a yeast over growth and how can you be tested for them?

Lots of them: Yeast, or candida overgrowth is a controversial medical topic. There are believers and non believers. In my experience (i'm a believer) the symptoms depend on where the majority of the yeast is and what it's done. I recommend getting a book like: the yeast connection or the yeast syndrome and take the short quiz in the beginning. They list many symptoms yeast overgrowth has been believed to cause. ...Read more

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Can you have some of the symptoms of ed, but not have the disorder?

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Can you have some of the symptoms of ed, but not have the disorder?

Yes: Let's say that you can't obtain & maintain an erection adequate for sexual activity. That's a symptom of ed. But let's also assume that, while you've had these symptoms for years, you just lost your partner of many years and are grieving. As such, you have no interest in sexual activity, which is far from your mind. Therefore, because the inability is not causing distress, you do not have ed. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you actually have symptoms of multiple sclerosis before you are diagnosed?

For what length of time can you actually have symptoms of multiple sclerosis before you are diagnosed?

Could be years: Have seen many patients who have clearcut MS, who had delayed diagnoses up to 5-10 yrs after onset of first problems. Many reasons for this, including lack of insurance, denial of disease, fears of physicians, moving from place to place and not completing evaluations, being diagnosed as having psychiatric problems, etc. ...Read more

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What are the signs that one may have a cataract?

What are the signs that one may have a cataract?

Signs of cataract: Cataracts cause halos/glare especially when driving at night, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & background ) & decreased vision: even on; these symptoms worse with time. Cataract is leading cause of preventable blindness in world. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of eczema and how often do you see it as an allergist? Also what are the treatment techniques and the cure rate of this?

What are some common symptoms of eczema and how often do you see it as an allergist? Also what are the treatment techniques and the cure rate of this?

ECZEMA SYMPTOMS: ECZEMA IS A COMMON ITCHY RASH OFTEN IN THE BENDS OF THE ELBOWS AND THE BENDS OF THE KNEES. IT OFTEN RUNS IN FAMILIES AND GETS WORSE IN COLDER CLIMATES AND DURING STRESSFUL SITUATIONS. ALLERGISTS AND DERMATOLOGISTS USUALLY TAKE CARE OF THIS DISORDER. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cts and who is more likely to develop it?

What are the causes of cts and who is more likely to develop it?

Many: Cts means that the median nerve in your wrist is compressed or irritated as it travels through the carpal tunnel. In addition to the median nerve, there are several tendons in the carpal tunnel. Inflammation of these tendons causes swelling which can compress the median nerve. Factors that increased likelyhood of cts are:pregnancy, excessive typing, and repetitive use of the hands. ...Read more

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What are the later symptoms of epilepsy as you get old?

What are the later symptoms of epilepsy as you get old?

Cognitive decline: If seizures continue or are poorly controlled, may have side effects from meds, may get better on their own if no seizures for 2 years or so. ...Read more

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What are the two types of catatonia schizophrenia and what are are the the symptoms of both, also can you have both types or just one?

What are the two types of catatonia schizophrenia and what are are the the symptoms of both, also can you have both types or just one?

Rare in general: Now, it is officially a symptom, but most drs still think of it as a subtype. The polar features of waxy statue-like stillness and unusual posturing vs the uncontrolled excessive motor activity that in the highest degree can be life threatening. They would not be concurrent, but i suppose it could be possible to have episodes of both kinds. It is all quite rare. Think "expressing: not "having". ...Read more

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Okay can you get cancer of the spine and if yes what are the symtems of this?

Okay can you get cancer of the spine and if yes what are the symtems of this?

Yes you can: Cancer of the spine can involve the spinal cord or the vertebrae surrounding it. It can be due to a primary tumor or spread from a cancer elsewhere in the body. Common symptoms include pain, numbness, muscle weakness and difficulty walking. Pain is the most common symptom and often wakes the patient from sleep. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with sjrogen's disease and want to know how is this treated as the symptoms I have are different than the main ones-dryness of eyes and mouth.?

I have been diagnosed with sjrogen's disease and want to know how is this treated as the symptoms I have are different than the main ones-dryness of eyes and mouth.?

Dry eyes are common: Sjogren's is typically dry eyes, dry mouth and possibly arthritis. It is an autoimmune condition where the lacrimal gland is invaded by autoimmune cells, causing moderate to severe dryness. I usually start Restasis eye drops twice daily to help prevent worsening. Talk to your eye doctor if this seems appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of the flu and how are they different from a cold?

What are the signs and symptoms of the flu and how are they different from a cold?

Flu more severe: They can be very similar, but influenza has more severe systemic (body) symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, chills, muscle aches. ...Read more

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Could a doctor tell if you are not filling some of the medications they have written?

Could a doctor tell if you are not filling some of the medications they have written?

Many time we can: If a patient is not having the response that is expected and desired from a medication then there is a concern about whether or not the patient has been compliant taking the medication. It is important to take a medication as directed or to let your doctor know there is a problem. Be truthful so you can get the best care possible. ...Read more

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How common are lung nodules and if you have a few and it is not cancer what causes them can it also be from inflammtion?

How common are lung nodules and if you have a few and it is not cancer what causes them can it also be from inflammtion?

Very common: Lung nodules are very common, especially in the midwest, where you are from. A lung nodule can be a scar from any sort of infection that happened previously. Some times, they can be an early lung cancer. Usually, if they are found, they should be followed for at least 2 years to make sure they do not grow. This is especially true if the patient smokes. There are protocols for following nodules. ...Read more

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Can hypoparathyrodism cause people to have seizures and what are other symptoms of the diasese and is it worse than hypothyroidism?

Can hypoparathyrodism cause people to have seizures and what are other symptoms of the diasese and is it worse than hypothyroidism?

Yes, siezure happen: Symptoms of hypoparathyroidism are mainly due to low calcium in the blood - cramps, abnormal sensation, twitching, spasm of the hand, and seizure. Whereas, the symptoms of hypothyroidism are mainly due to low metabolism - tiredness, lethargy, low heart rate, dry, flaky skin, hair loss, deep voice etc. Both are equally bad in full-fledged stage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the all the kinds of cancer you can get is you are a man/male?

Can you tell me the all the kinds of cancer you can get is you are a man/male?

See below: A nearly completely list would be far too long for this forum. See these sites for common cancers. For men, prostate, lung, colon, pancreas, lymphoma, leukemia are among the common ones. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/data/men.htm http://www.Cancerresearchuk.Org/cancer-info/cancerstats/incidence/commoncancers/ http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/commoncancers. ...Read more

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Can you have shingles more than once and what are some of the signs?

Possibly: But it takes a very long time. You get shingles because your immunity to chicken pox has waned, and you get a reactivation of the virus in a nerve. This process generally takes decades to happen, but if you had the shingles in your 40s, and now you are in your 70s or 80s, it is possible. However, you are unlikely to get the shingles more than once in a short time. ...Read more

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What are some complications shingles?

What are some complications shingles?

Nerve pain: A serious complication is post herpetic neuralgia which results in severe pain which can be temporary or chronic and unrelenting. This can sometimes result in hospitalization in its most severe forms for pain management. ...Read more

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What are clear signs u have shingles?

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What are clear signs u have shingles?

Shingles: or herpes zoster is due to reactivation of the varicella zoster virus established in sensory ganglia following an attack of chicken pox. The resultant inflammation spreads to the peripheral nerve and eventually reaches the skin where it erupts as a rash and extreme pain. ...Read more

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What are the beginning signs of shingles?

Shingles symptoms: Early symptoms of shingles include headache, sensitivity to light, and flu-like symptoms without a fever. You may then feel itching, tingling, or pain where a band, strip, or small area of rash may appear several days or weeks later. A rash can appear anywhere on the body but will be on only one side of the body, the left or right. The rash will first form blisters, then scab over. ...Read more

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Can I get the shingles more than one time?

Can I get the shingles more than one time?

Shingles usually 1 X: Shingles occur a second time in a second place less than 4% of the time. Shingles are a reactivation of the chicken pox virus that can remain dormant after you've been exposed to chicken pox, many years later. When the body's immune system becomes stressed and can't fight off the virus's attempt to reactivate, the virus spreads from the spinal ganglion along the nerve pathway to the skin. ...Read more

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What are the signs of shingles activation?

What are the signs of shingles activation?

Pain, itch, rash: Initially pain and/or itching occurs then with the development of a blister-like rash following the distribution of the sensory nerve where the reactivation occurs. Sometimes the rash is the first thing noted. Rarely the pain/itching occurs without a rash (zoster sine zoster). ...Read more

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How can I get some relief from shingles pain?

Medication,accupunct: Shingles pain after the acute incident can transition into post-herpetic neuralgia. It is a very painful condition. Typical pain killers may help somewhat, but nerve calming meds may be. More effective. Lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta are exmples. Acupuncture may also help. Topical application of Lidocaine is also an option. Treating it early and aggressively is best. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs for the onset of shingles?

Pain and a rash: Pain followed shortly by a rash on one side of the body in an area supplied by a nerve (dermatome) heralds the onset of a shingles attack. You should discuss getting the shingles vaccine with your doctor. It decreases the miserable complication of "post-herpetic neuralgia". ...Read more

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Does having shingles once mean you won't get it again?

Does having shingles once mean you won't get it again?

Afraid not: Activation of the herpes virus can recur, unfortunately. The "shingles shot" reduces chance of outbreak and severity. Talk yo your Physician or Pharmacist. ...Read more

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I got shingles once is it possible to get it a second time ?

I got shingles once is it possible to get it a second time ?

Yes.: Your immunity has probably been boosted by your recent outbreak and you may be protected from another outbreak for a period of time, but no one knows for sure how long that might be. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to help alleviate the pain from shingles?

Shingles Pain: There is a nerve pain pill called Gabapentin that has become a common drug to treat shingles pain. Other anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or aleve are also commonly used. Some people also get relief from the anti-histamines: claritin, zyrtec, or Allegra if not benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with shingles on may 18th, and now they are gone. I'm having some big problems now. ?

What?: Please rephrase your question. There is no data or history to answer your question "i am having big problems now?" it sounds like you are cleared of your problem. ...Read more

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What are the first on set signs of the shingles?

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Burning pain: The first sign of shingles is burning pain on or under the skin. The pain is limited to a narrow band on one side of the body reaching around from back to front. Pain precedes the rash. This is the best time to treat shingles. In a couple days the skin develops the typical small blisters and redness associated with shingles. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of shingles? Bumps or pain?

Bumps come later: Most people with Shingles experience pain or discomfort, burning sensation for a day or 2 before the blisters(bumps) appear. Most characteristically, theses symptoms and signs affect only one half of the body area. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more