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Shingles rash, treatment?

Shingles rash, treatment?

Valacyclovir: The treatment is with a high dose of an anti-herpes drug (usually valacyclovir) if given early enough during the course of the outbreak. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual ?

Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual ?

Ouch!: If you haven't, see a Dermatologist - here's good info: http://www.dermnet.com/videos/bullous-diseases/autoimmune-blistering-diseases-of-the-basement-membrane-zone/bullous-pemphigoid-treatment/ You may need systemic corticosteroids but they have some bad side EFX. I hope it helps! Wish I could say 'No worries'. ...Read more

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Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

There are new agents: There are several new agents for this disease. It is uncommon and you need a good assessment of the status of both your disease and your ability to take treatment. There are oral agents, antibodies, drugs like velcade (bortezomib) that might be helpful. I would suggest an evaluation by an oncologist who is familiar with this disease. ...Read more

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ANA 1:640, malar rash in sun, periodic leukopenia,pleuritic chest pain,photosens rashes,mouth sores,raynauds,muscle & joint pain;sed rate,C3,C4 normal?

ANA 1:640, malar rash in sun, periodic leukopenia,pleuritic chest pain,photosens rashes,mouth sores,raynauds,muscle & joint pain;sed rate,C3,C4 normal?

Malar rash: What you are reporting is not normal. Most of your problems could be caused by an autoimmune disease, most likely Lupus. You need to be seeing a doctor. Doctors who specialize in this type of disorder are Rhematologists. ...Read more

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Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Roseola: Roseola is a viral infection suffered by toddlers . The skin rash usually appears after a child's temperature has normalized after having had fever for several days, they look like tine red dots first noted on the torso and eventually spreading to the rest of the body. Psoriasis is an inherited lifelong skin condition that it is not contagious like roseola (only to toddlers).. ...Read more

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In may. After amox. Itchy macularpap rash. Drs. Believe allergic reaction. Now where rash was is lighter spots. Leprosy? Hiv? Cancer? No longer itch

Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
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In may. After amox. Itchy macularpap rash. Drs. Believe allergic reaction. Now where rash was is lighter spots. Leprosy? Hiv? Cancer? No longer itch

None: Post allergic reaction, sometimes hyper- pigmented spots or de- pigmented spots are left--- that's just normal course of recovery from the reaction. These spots- sometimes take upto six months to fade away. ...Read more

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Thyroid stopped secreting, pneumonia, red rash on each cheek & positive antinuclear antibody - is this lupus ?

Thyroid stopped secreting, pneumonia, red rash on each cheek & positive antinuclear antibody - is this lupus ?

Maybe: It may also just be autoimmune thyroid disease with the facial rash due to an unrelated cause such as rosacea. See a rheumatologist and then you will know. ...Read more

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Mult.Myeloma relapsed after treatment with velcade (bortezomib), (bortezomib) melphalan&dexamethasone. Melphalan stopped in dec, velcade (bortezomib) in april. Now takes carfilzomib& dexamethasone fever39.5. No infections.What causes fever?

Mult.Myeloma relapsed  after treatment with velcade (bortezomib), (bortezomib) melphalan&dexamethasone. Melphalan stopped in dec, velcade (bortezomib) in april. Now takes carfilzomib& dexamethasone fever39.5. No infections.What causes fever?

Fever could be side : Effects of the chemotherapeutic agents and steroids considering there's no blood infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should help control the fever. Follow up with your oncologist. God bless you! http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/36171-herbs-cancer/. ...Read more

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Clindamycin rash side effect lasts how long? Itches! like hives?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Clindamycin rash side effect lasts how long? Itches! like hives?

Days: It may last several days. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine up to 4x daily to see if this helps. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of  non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Doubtful: Hydrocortisone is helpful for itchy or inflamed rashes. We believe that pityriasis is caused by a virus and not inflammatory. I would expect a herald patch to be accompanied by others by now. You should consider that this might be another cause such as eczema or lupus. I would recommend an examination. ...Read more

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After dengue fever, psoriasis-like, leathery rash appears on skin where previous rash was. How to treat? Normal occurrence? Not itchy but unsightly!

After dengue fever, psoriasis-like, leathery rash appears on skin where previous rash was. How to treat? Normal occurrence? Not itchy but unsightly!

Not common: After any viral illness, including dengue, you can have a flare up of a rash. Usuallly it will fade over weeks. Over the counter Hydrocortisone may be helpful. If the rash persists, see your doctor to get stronger medication to help it go away. ...Read more

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Is matulane (procarbazine) useful to non-hodgkin's lymphomas?

Is matulane (procarbazine) useful to non-hodgkin's lymphomas?

No: Only indication is for hodkin's disease, and even in that condition, where it is used as part of the "mopp" regimen, it has been replaced by other regimens. It may have slight activity in other lymphomas but there are now many other effective chemotherapeutic and biologic choices. ...Read more

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On enbrel 50mg weekly for 3 mos, methotrexate 25mg weekly 3mos, arava (leflunomide) 20mg 1 month, still have psoriasis lesions.Is this possible&willl psor. Ever clear?

On enbrel 50mg weekly for 3 mos, methotrexate 25mg weekly 3mos, arava (leflunomide) 20mg 1 month, still have psoriasis lesions.Is this possible&willl psor. Ever clear?

Still a bit early: So many of these medications requires several weeks or months to start working. Enbrel and Arava usually works around 3 months after starting it, and Methotrexate can take as long as 6 months before working. I would give it another month, then reconsider. There are other good medicines that could work for you including stelara (ustekinumab). ...Read more

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After taxol (paclitaxel) reaction for 3b squamous nsclc, husband is on weekly treatment, 2 wks abraxane, then 1 w/ abraxane/carboplatin. Is it normal & effective?

After taxol (paclitaxel) reaction for 3b squamous nsclc, husband is on weekly treatment, 2 wks abraxane, then 1 w/ abraxane/carboplatin.  Is it normal & effective?

Yes its a good alter: If your husband has allergy to Taxol, (paclitaxel) then using Abraxane as an alternative is a good decision. This treatment works well in about half (50%) of the patients, not in the others. You will know within 6 to 8 weeks of chemotherapy treatments. ...Read more

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Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which is more effective: Avastin (bevacizumab) or Erbitux?

Which is more effective: Avastin (bevacizumab)  or Erbitux?

Identical: Data on Bevacizumab or Erbitux in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, patients who do not have a KRAS 12/13 gene mutation, have nearly identical survival rates. These identical results were seen after chemotherapy, where survival with chemo alone was about 5 months vs. 7-8 months using either bevacizumab (Avastin) or cetuximab (Erbitux). ...Read more

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Who should not use Cetuximab injections?

Who should not use Cetuximab injections?

Cetuximab injections: Although no contraindications were listed by Drugs.Com. there is potential for serious infusion reactions, See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/erbitux.html ...Read more

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How effective are Cetuximab injections for treating colon cancer?

How effective are Cetuximab injections for treating colon cancer?

Some response: Erbitux was one of the first monoclonals develoed. It targets epidermal growth Factor 1 and is used in metastatic colon Ca that has the wild mutated KRAS. The best response is like Herceptin (trastuzumab) where this epidermal growth factor 2 mAb requires added chemo. As such when Colon Ca is treated with Erbitux + chemo there is an improvement in response for a number of months. No cures have been seen. ...Read more

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Is erbitux safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is erbitux safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Erbitux is a class c medication for pregnancy, meaning it is not considered safe (generally because animal studies have shown adverse fetal effects). It is also considered unsafe for lactation because data suggests high risk of significant adverse effects. Obviously, it is only used in very serious illnesses, but pregnancy should then be avoided and formula feeding would likewise be recommended. ...Read more

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How well does erbitux work for a methastasic bone cancer?

How well does erbitux work for a methastasic bone cancer?

Not very: Etbitux or Cetuximab is an antibody developed against a growth factor receptor on the surface of your cells. It can be used to kill cancer cells which have the same receptor. Unfortunately, bone cancer cells have not proven to be responsive to this type of treatment. Cetuximab is used mostly for metastatic colon cancer. Keep your eyes open for future clinical trials in this area, though. ...Read more

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How well does erbitux for a methastasic bone cancer work?

For a while: Erbitux is an anti epidermal growth factor 1 inhibitor. It is present in normal cells but more so in colon cancer. With chemo added, the combination does add several months to the survival seen with metastatic colon cancer. ...Read more

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How effective is erbitux for a metastatic bone cancer?

How effective is erbitux for a metastatic bone cancer?

Not very: Works in colon cancer that has markers suggestive of response. Can be effective in some lung cancers again if a specific cell type is found and has certain markers. If colon or lung cancer in the bone and has the appropriate markers, it may be effective. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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She is 59sept end 2013 we came to know tht she is having colon cancer stage 3.Then 6cchemos were given n in CT no improvement.Cetuximab goi survival?

She is 59sept end 2013 we came to know tht she is having colon cancer stage 3.Then 6cchemos were given n in CT no improvement.Cetuximab goi survival?

Be patient: Colon cancer is a preventable disease and the only treatment for it is surgery chemotherapy can help when the cancer is spread but containing the cancer is the key simply be patient and follow the doctor instruction and pray for the best. ...Read more

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Colon cancer fluid filled in stomach can anyone tell survival period?2nd line chemo going on...Cetuximab n folfri

Colon cancer fluid filled in stomach can anyone tell survival period?2nd line chemo going on...Cetuximab n folfri

Confused???: I do not know what you mean by colon cancer fluid in stomach are you talking about ascites which is a free fluid in the abdomen or there is an abnormal connection because of the cancer between the colon and the stomach either way this is an advance cancer if surgery is not an option chemotherapy do not do much for colon cancer simply follow your doctor instruction and hope for the best. ...Read more

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What causes random rashes?

What causes random rashes?

Rash: So many things cause rash. Skin is the largest organ in/on the body. To get the best diagnosis for a rash of any kind, it is recommended to have a doctor look at the rash to confirm and provide appropriate treatment based on the evaluation. Infections, irritation, allergy, medications, etc can all contribute to rash. ...Read more

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What kind of rashes do levofloxcin causes?

What kind of rashes do levofloxcin causes?

Skin rash: Can be anything from red prickly rash from head to toe to hives. Some hives more serious and need interruption of medication and medical attention as canberra life threatening. ...Read more

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He has 2 penny sized rashes on back what could it be?

He has 2 penny sized rashes on back what could it be?

See doctor: to have a more thorough history and examination to diagnose the rash. ...Read more

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I have rashes that are spreading and wondering what they are!?

I have rashes that are spreading and wondering what they are!?

Can't tell.: Rash is a very broad topic. Dermatologists spend their whole life studying them. Really need to give us a better description of the rash - location / appearance / itchy or not, etc - so that we an kind of limit the things it could be. ...Read more

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What causes rashes on clitoris?

What causes rashes on clitoris?

Rash : Rash on clitoris may be caused by an infectious process, either fungal or bacterial. ...Read more

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What types of rashes are contagious?

What types of rashes are contagious?

Viral,bacteria,fungi: Many skin rashes are caused by infections such as herpes, zoster, staph, and tinea. These rashes are all contagious and need to be treated. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish rashes/ Measels?

How do you distinguish rashes/ Measels?

Fever and rash: Measles often starts with a fever, which can be high, Often characteristic spots on palate/inner cheek, but these usually go unnoticed. The rash starts typically after about 2 days of fever. Often starts at the scalp and face, then heads down. Its red , with spots, may cover the whole body. Kids who get measles are usually sick for a week. Call doctor first, don't spread it to others in the office ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more