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Shingles right side of neck & ear. Blisters scabbing over & pain gone. Onset severe right ear & neck pain with new blisters.

Shingles right side of neck & ear. Blisters scabbing over & pain gone. Onset severe right ear & neck pain with new blisters.

4 1 thing l would --: -rec is 4 U 2 C Ur PCP & get a Rx 4 Silvadine cream 2 use on the rash which will help it keep clean & infection free. Also ask him/ her 4 a pain med & follow any protocol Ur PCP uses. U R 2 young 4 the vaccine, but don't 4get 2 get it when U reach 50 I believe. Symptomatic Rx is the mainstream Rx but also Gabapentin or the like R used, as well as Cymbalta (duloxetine). Good luck & B careful with any meds presc ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is 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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I have neck pain, stiffness , burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

I have neck pain, stiffness , burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

Doubt infection: I doubt this is an infection. Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus and if you've had chickenpox or had a chicken vaccination your risk of chickenpox is low. Shingles can occur at any age but especially is more common as we age. ...Read more

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Can hunching cause neck pain?

Can hunching cause neck pain?

Yes/No: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. ...Read more

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What could cause back and neck pain?

What could cause back and neck pain?

MANY: There are many things that may cause neck & lower back pain. The 2 most common is sprain/strains, and arthritis. Others are disc herniations, infections, tumors, fractures, and congenital deformities. If you are experiencing pain and it does not respond to heat, rest, and stretching exercises, i would suggest that you see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my severe neck pain?

What is the cause of my severe neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be muscular as in whiplash. It can be degenerative or of many other causes. A good examination, xrays and an MRI can often diagnose the problem. Cervical spondylosis is the most common surgical reason for severe neck pain. See your pcm. ...Read more

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Will hunching or slouching cause neck pain?

Will hunching or slouching cause neck pain?

Yes it can: Forward head posture (head is in front of shoulders) can put an undue stress on the neck vertebrae/ muscles/ligaments causing them to work overtime to carry the weight of the head. This can lead to painful neck conditions. Often with poor posture the shoulders are rounded forward which further aggravates the problem. Give your neck a break and keep your head above your shoulders. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain when yawning?

What causes neck pain when yawning?

Extension : It's probably not the yawn but more so the extension of the neck associated with it which may irritate the facet joints. ...Read more

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I have severe neck pain and was wondering if this could cause migraines?

I have severe neck pain and was wondering if this could cause migraines?

Could well trigger: Problems within neck, especially rupture disks can trigger headaches, but nearby issues such as thoracic outlet, and likewise cause headaches, and migraines not uncommon. ...Read more

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Does back and neck pain cause nausea?

Possibly: Pain can trigger nausea, as can medications that are used to treat pain. Obviously at your e th first thing to consider is pregnancy. Does your pain and bausea always present ogetherband which one comes first. Coud be an atypical migraine with neck and occipital pain. I recommend you see our pcp as there are other causes of neck pain and nausea that need to be worked up. ...Read more

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Can bad posture cause cause neck pain?

Yes: Slouching forward with rounded shoulders puts extra stress on the muscles and joints of the neck. This can create pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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