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Herpes Zoster On Arm
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
No: A whitlow is an infection towards the end of a finger. ...Read more
Yes: No contra-indication but cannot be shared with another person. ...Read more
Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.
Cannot diagnose: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to diagnose what is going on. See an ob/gyn doctor and get looked after professionally. Good luck. ...Read more
See your doctor.: Although there is not a “cure” for shingles- valacyclovir (valtrex), Acyclovir (zovirax) ; Famciclovir (famvir) can help symptoms. Narcotics (i.e., codeine), tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline), anticonvulsants (neurontin) as well as localized numbing medications can be used for pain. Cool bath or compresses over the rash may v pain/ itching. ...Read more
Can shingles come on arm/ankle. Only arm rash has feeling like being scratched. only 3 bumps on arm, 2 on ankle. All on left side. See Dr? Vacinat
Unlikely: There are many more likely causes for what you describe: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) is common in Winter as are other dry skin issues. Try an OTC cream - ask pharmacist for recommendations - if it gets worse do have an PCP exam - but those locations are not often shingles. Look at online photos and relax. Best! ...Read more
Herpes Type 1: about a third of genital herpesos type 1. Besides using a condom to prevent spread, there are a number of antriviral medications that decrease spread and can shorten an outbreak. See your physician for a prescription ...Read more
Pea size bump on eyelid-no blisters but discharge&crusts,light hurt before.Is it HSV virus?Had HSV blisters-same eyelid(diff location)few weeks ago.
HSV likes stress: Herpes is a nasty virus, and takes advantage of us when we are 'weak' -such as after some kind of stress. Herpes also loves to come out in the same area -so it could well be HSV again. Sometimes a bacteria (Staph) will attack the eyelid-this would be a sty and is quite painful. If it's not getting better, I would show it to a doctor who could help with directed therapy: antiviral or antibacterial ...Read more
Doubt it: Cpx is a rash that generally starts around the neck and face before spreading elsewhere.The pox starts as a small bump that quickly becomes a blister about 2X the size of a BB shot ,ruptures and begins to dry all in the space of 12 hrs.They come up in waves of half a dozen or more.Your description does not bear any resemblance to this. ...Read more
I have genital herpes, I have a small rash on my thigh, just got over ringworm on arm, ringworm or herpes?
Is it true that herpes simplex virus 1 turns into herpes simplex virus 2 when contacted on genitals?
Iam doing a oral presentation on uni, about herpes genital, does herpes leaves marks on buttocks and penis after healing?
Sometimes: Dark spots where ulcers were.Get a more detailed answer ›
White pimples all over vulva.What could it be ..Herpes simplex 1with pustles herpes simplex 1. In mouth per dentist.Lichen planus on skin too?
My roomie has shingles under his armpit, how can I prevent to get herpes zoster from him? (I had varicella when I was a kid)
Usually no trigger: Your question seems to assume a trigger of herpes zoster (shingles) is usually present or can be identified. Not so. Most cases are random without any prior symptoms or obvious trigger. Conditions that increase risk of shingles, such as immune deficiency of various kinds, typically are present for a long time, often years, before an episode of shingles appears. See MD ASAP if you suspect shingles. ...Read more
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
Shingles: Zoster, often referred to as shingles, is a reactivation of the varicella (chickenpox) virus lying dormant in a nerve cell. When it occurs it generally begins without pain or itching in the distribution of the specific nerve and then the development of a rash in that area with small blisters. It tends to occur as a band on the torso or on the face. A vaccine exists to help prevention this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About herpes zoster: The first time a person catches the varicella zoster virus, he gets a case of chicken pox. Most of the time, chicken pox is obvious. Occasionally, a person has such a mild case, he doesn't know he has it. After chicken pox resolves, the virus lives (hides) in the nerves near the spinal cord. When it comes out and infects the skin again, the virus is called herpes zoster, and the rash is shingles. ...Read more
None: Food choices are very seldom the key to the management of any illness, other than the nutritional disease. Being sick is difficult enough without superstition. While you're recovering from zoster, eat sensibly. Generally, anyone does well to avoid much of the very sugary, the very greasy, or the very salty stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more
Zoster no, c'pox yes: People with their first infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) (mostly kids w/ chickenpox) are infectious by respiratory secretions -- e.g. coughing on someone who previously never had chickenpox and were not vaccinated against VZV. However, herpes zoster (shingles) dosn't have virus in the respiratory tract -- rarely transmissible except by direct contact with the skin rash. ...Read more
Herpes zoster: Shingles occurs in people with history of prior chicken pox. Can occur many years after chicken pox when the persons immune system gets weak. The lesions are usually blisters that follow a single dermatome and does not cross the mid line of the body ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on situation: If you had chicken pox then you risk getting shingles. Vaccination the best way to lower the risk of getting shingles; the severity of pain and complications are signifantly decreased. Acyclovir is used for therapy, but is most effective witihn 48-72 hrs of an outbreak. Death from shingles is rare but can happen esp in pt with impaired immunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VHZ India?: ± 1 million cases/year in usa and 1, 5 million cases in the european union. Couldn't find recent data for india. Try who http://www.Who.Int/en/ you can find a lot of information there. Hope it helps. ...Read more
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