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Pictures Of Shingles On The Scalp
Anti-Viral Meds: If taken early can shorten the outbreak and reduce the chances of developing a painful condition call post-herpetic neuralgia. Special attention to treatment if the outbreak starts heading towards the eyes which is a medical emergency. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Shingles: Only if she has not ever been exposed to or vaccinated for chicken pox. ...Read more
Facts?: Only on 1 side? If not, get a 2nd opinion. Antiviral medications, sometimes in combination with corticosteroids, can reduce the pain and duration of shingles - so see another Dr in any case. Don't get near it w/ comb! Wear a scarf till healed. Wash very gently to avoid breaking scales. See Dr! ...Read more
Great photos: Here are two great photos (one close up & one showing the pattern at a distance): http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=herpes+zoster+lymph+nodes&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&form=iqfrba#view=detail&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&selectedindex=0. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles itching: Hello. Were you prescribed any type of topical medicine to ease the itch such as lidocaine gel 5%? This can be safely applied to areas of intact skin of your face and scalp up to 4 times daily. Just be careful when you are applying it near your eyes. Some oral meds can be converted to topical form and could be useful for the itch like gabapentin, elavil, (amitriptyline) amantadine, etc. These are special scripts. ...Read more
What could cause my scalp to feel like its burning. Shingles has been ruled out. ? The only thing that seems to help is ice packs.
Many possibilities: There are a number of possibilities that could explain that symptom including chemical damage to the skin from hair products to nerve damage from a variety of causes. "burning" quality pain is typical for neuropathic or nerve damage pain. I would suggest you get in to see a neurologist or a pain management specialist for a good evaluation. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with shingles about 4 days ago on my scalp. I have not washed my hair since. I was told to use baby shampo. I'm a little nervous?
Singles: Single relates to having being exposed to varicella virus previously. Because you are still early before 7 days, you should be on an antiviral medication per your md. Washing your hair is fine and should not affect the condition one way or the other. Go head wash your hair and keep area clean to prevent secondary bacterial infections. Any shampoo is fine. ...Read more
Dr said subconsiuos on scalp large sore for over 5 years on 2 meds for msybe life time what may have caused this and why did it look like shingles?
Several causes: Chronic sores on the scalp can be due to a variety of causes. Shingles can occur on the scalp, but wouldn't last for 5 yrs. Shingles often start as painful red bumps which then scab over, then eventually the scab falls off. Skin cancer (basal cell) can also appear the same way, but the skin never heals. Lupus can also cause scabbed lesions on the scalp that never heal, and need meds for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had shingles on scalp, have large swollen bump on scalp where shingles was what could it be, can not comb hair bump getting larger ?
Went to er shingles on scalp was given valacyclovir ,days later called dr went to er given tramadol told to see my dr she has no appoint till june?
New Dr needed!: Do whatever you can to find a new, more accessible doctor - check here for ones near you to see in a virtual consult and/or a real-life appointment. The one you 'have' is of very little use to you. Seek and ye shall find! ...Read more
Shingles went to er, have shingles on scalp on left side, second time since oct 2014 when I comb hair blood everywhere on 2 kinds of meds fever ?
I was diagnosed with shingles 4 days ago. At that time, I had one spot behind my left ear and a few on my scalp. Now I have more on my scalp, two un?
Question cut off.: Please resubmit & include a specific & clear question. ...Read more
Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
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