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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
Shingles is 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
Which conditions could explain an otherwise healthy 33 year old, non-smoking, caucasian female having 6 pneumonia and 2 shingles outbreaks in 5 years?
How do I know if I have pneumonia? Had the flu 3 weeks ago, got better, now feels like a cold with cough w/phlem, 98.0, chills. Shingles vac last week.
Watch closely: In many cases, a person getting over the flu, develop a what is called a secondary pneumonia. This occurs when the respiratory lining, damaged by the initial viral onslaught, is now vulnerable to bacterial attack. Your situation is not uncommon- you are at risk for a pneumonia so if your symptoms worsen, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Been sick for 6 months.3 abscess , mrsa, 3x pneumonia, 2x bronchitis, flu, cold, vomiting, shingles. Could there be something serious, why sick all time?
Many ills: Looks like it is time to see an immunologist and get your immune system checked. ...Read more
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Went to er yesterday with severe left lung pain. The doctor on duty heard crackling noise but said shingles. Possible viral pneumonia ?
I just received a pneumonia immunization as part of a physical exam and the doctor recommended a shingles vaccine. How soon can I get that vaccine?
Have shingles lt side scalp 2 days ago, Viprex 1000mg tid 7 days. In ICU April 14 x8 day bacterial pneumonia and sepsis. Should I take ABX for PPX?
Ask your doctor: Most people with normal immune systems and general good health do not benefit from prophylactic antibiotics. Particular medical advice is best given by a physician who knows the crucial details of your individual case. ...Read more