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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more

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Does genetia herpes cause testicule pain and nerve pain?

Does  genetia  herpes  cause  testicule  pain   and  nerve  pain?

Usually not: Herpes causes pain where the rash breaks out, because that is where the nerve endings containing the viruses are. If there is testicle pain, a primary care doctor or a urologist can evaluate for other types of infections, and also for testicular torsion (if the pain is bad). The doctors check for cancer, too. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Get regular STD screenings
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Avoid intercourse and sexual contact during outbreaks
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Wear loose fitting, cotton clothing during an outbreak
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What are the possible treatments for the nerve pain that accompanies herpes (herpetic neuralgia)?

What are the possible treatments for the nerve pain that accompanies herpes (herpetic neuralgia)?

See below: There are a number if medications that are likely to help (lyrica, cymbalta, lidoderm). Nerve blocks may help. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the normal pattern of recovery from herpes zoster nerve pain, intermittent or a constant rate of improvement?.

What is the normal pattern of recovery from herpes zoster nerve pain, intermittent or a constant rate of improvement?.

Variable: Recovery from something like this can demonstrate significant variability, but in general, it's usually slow and steady over the course of several months with "good days and bad days". ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

L-lysine decreases outbreaks
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Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of out breaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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My right leg feels like a bit of a nerve pain rather than a injury pain. Each time I move my leg in a certain way, I feel pain and weak in the area.

My right leg feels like a bit of a nerve pain rather than a injury pain. Each time I move my leg in a certain way, I feel pain and weak in the area.

Get checked: If you feel pain AND weakness, then you may have nerve injury. Based on the information you provided, I can't be more specific regarding why you have this, what it means & what can you do about it. I recommend you see a clinician for a diagnosis & treatment plan. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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I have a lot of nerve pain in my legs, during the day it's bearable but at night i can't sleep. What can I do?

I have a lot of nerve pain in my legs, during the day it's bearable but at night i can't sleep. What can I do?

The Nagging Nerve: Neurogenic pain or neuropathy can be quite uncomfortable and is usually most noticeable at night when trying to sleep. There are excellent medications that can help with this type of pain, but be sure to address any underlying cause like uncontrolled diabetes first. Not doing so makes any effort futile. There are also desensitizing procedures with local neurostimulation that can help this pain. ...Read more

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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is also known as Nerve pain. Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more

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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