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Recurrent shingles with Post-Herpetic Neuralgia between outbreaks? There is a lot more to it but not enough space here.....?

Recurrent shingles with Post-Herpetic Neuralgia between outbreaks? There is a lot more to it but not enough space here.....?

Why get off Valtrex (valacyclovir)?: You said that "every time the Valtrex (valacyclovir) left my system"implying that you stop taking the Valtrex (valacyclovir).Don"t stop taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) and continuously suppress the shingles.No more outbreaks , rashes, or pain. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Who gets ra?

Who gets ra?

Anyone: Anyone can get rheumatoid arthritis from old to young, male or female, any race or country of origin. ...Read more

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Why does RA happen?

Why does RA happen?

Very complex...: Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of autoimmunity, the causes of which are still not completely known. It is strongly associated with the inherited tissue type major histocompatibility complex (mhc) antigen, hence family history is an important risk factor as well. ...Read more

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Do you think you have ra?

Do you think you have ra?

Look for the next: Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis with joint swelling, joint pain, morning stiffness, lack of mobility, stiffness. When you are evaluated these things will be looked for and then certain lab tests and imaging like x-rays, ultrasound and mris ordered. This will be how the rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms in ra?

What are the symptoms in ra?

Joint pain + swellin: Joint pain + swelling are cardinal symptoms of ra. Especially small and large joints - fingers, feet, wrists, ankles and knees. Other joints can also be involved but characteristically not the back. There can also be stiffness in the morning lasting an hour or more. We sometimes see subcutaneous nodules and look at laboratory and imaging data to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do the cna and RA really do?

What do you mean?: Your question is confusing. The ANA is simply a blood test and is basically a screening test for lupus although it can be positive in numerous other diseases and in normal. Do you mean rheumatoid factor test or rheumatoid arthritis? One is a blood test and the other a systemic inflammatory arthritis that can cause joint pain, swelling and damage. ...Read more

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He much would it cost me for an x-ra ?

That is too variable: To answer. It depends on where you live, who is taking the x-ray and what and how many views that x-ray study involves. You can call around and ask what the cash price is and will the establishment match the lowest contracted fee they accept for your payment. They may offer you a cash discount as it saves them billing costs. ...Read more

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Is there cure for ra?

No: However, treatments now can effectively control the disease in many (but not all) individuals. A cure is being actively pursued. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect ...Read more