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Recurrence Of Shingles On Chest
What does oral shingles versus oral cancer look like? I'm getting over a mild to moderate case of shingles on right side of my abdomen.
Shingles/COPD/diabet: oral shingles may look like cold sores of the mouth, but cancer of the mouth usually starts as tumor(varies in size from lentil to a bean size) that may ulcerate later..shingles improve in few days and may take a week or two to heal. oral cancer does not heal..shingles usually multiple small superficial sores but oral cancer usually single and deep ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cured from PTB 1 year back.got scar tissue on right upper lung & midzonal consolidation. Sometimes get shortness of breath. What is the cause?
Many conditions: It is possible with loss of volume due to scarring to have shortness of breath, from your description the scar tissue is in a specific focused area. I would suggest discussing other causes with your physician. A lung function test and oxygen saturation test can be performed. Avoid smoke and document any history of wheezing with your doctor and Virtual pulmonary healthtap consult appt ...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
Shingles rash w/no blisters.Was diag. W/shingles again.Repeat of last yr, severe nerve pain on side travels to breast.Now right side to it's breast?
Would a radiologist identify multiple 3.4 cm size lung lesions on the outer part of the lung on a chest xray??
Lung nodules/lesions: normally abnormalities larger than 1 cm and sometimes even smaller than 1 cm will be noted by a radiologist interpreting a chest x-ray. Normal structures are not typically mentioned. It's also possible to have lesions visible on a CT scan that won't be visible on a plain chest x-ray either due to size or location possibly hidden by other structures such as the heart, diaphragm, or ribs. ...Read more
Tender lump at r base of skull developed today history of migrains, shingles twice in six months, and viral meningitis following first episode of shingles?
Enlarge lymph node: Any lump which is tender, indicate it is inflame, if it is under skin it may be a lymph node. Most likely you have acute inflamed lymph node, in rt base of skull due to any sckertch infection of skin over scalp. I did not think it is related to your previous condition, but we can answer better after seeing you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain on the back of chest and right arm.. easy fatigability ESR 58 chest xray done on 11 sep showed pleural effusion on right side but is now resolved?
Tuberculosis ?: Could be several causes. TB is more common in your country and can cause pain from inflammation of pulmonary I tissue, can increase ESR and cause pulmonary effusion. Have you had a PPD test? This may be helpful but can also be positive is previously exposed but have no active infection. There is a blood test called "quantiferon gold" which is useful to help make diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to be into 3rd week of having shingles, and have shingles occur on opposite side of body in a different location from the first outbrea?
Yes: Get to a doctor and get treatment to prevent further outbreaks and to treat the current one ...Read more
Iwould multiple lung lesions 2.5 CM eeavh in size located on the outer part of the right lung be detected on a chest x ray? My diagnosis is stage4 non
Slim: There is a small chance that herpes simplex virus I or II can be transmitted when lesions/sores are not present. It's possible that infected people "shed" the virus without any symptoms. Herpes is not spread by contact with saliva. It is spread by contact with skin where herpes virus is present. It is unlikely, even with a lesion on the lip that kissing someone on the neck will transmit the virus ...Read more
34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?
See Derm: YOu need to consult a skin specialist who may consider doing a skin biopsy to find out the cause if possible. Even if the cause may not be found, there are usually effective treatments. In the meanwhile, try applying skin moisturizer at least 1x daily ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Once on Valtrex (valacyclovir) in first 48 hours of shingles outbreak should the rash stop spreading? 4 days on meds & it'd cont to spread. Entire left trunk covered
Medrol (methylprednisolone) may have made rash worse. Infectious? On anterior & inner thighs, top of feet. Less severe on inner arms & top of hands, not on trunk
This diagnosis came back on multiple bx of the right nasal pharyngeal area. Have history cancer of the tongue with 3 surgeries to remove cancer...
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I have recurring lymph node infection by E.coli. Location is on the back of the neck. Any advice?
Lymphadenopathy: This is incredibly uncommon, assuming the diagnosis is correct. In almost 50 years of doing infectious diseases practice have never seen E. coli do this. If actually correct you need more thorough evaluation and excision of the lesion and prolonged antibiotic treatment along with assessment of your immune function. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
As the majority of lymph nodes drain on left side of head/neck, is there a significance to having a chronic rash situated on the left side of the neck?
Don't think so.: Not sure what you mean. Chronic rashes occur wherever they may without general regard to lymph drainage. The lymph node drainage of the head is generally symmetric. ...Read more
Lumpectomy and radiation last year. Was small amt of cancer in node. Now small shadow on upper right lung CT but radiation on left side. Lung cancer?
Difficult to say: small shadow can be many different things. In the absence of old studies this could have been there for years. Old study is crucial before jumping to conclusions. Old granulomas from old infections can present the same way. It is best to err on the side of caution and have a follow up study to see if it changes before jumping to conclusions. ...Read more