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Shingles On Hard Palete
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
I had shingles and now it is acting up again, but I feel small hard lumps in that area underneath the skin. What are they?
Lumps under skin: Usually shingles doesn't present as hard lumps under the skin. The characteristic rash is vesicular and not nodular, but it's hard to say for sure without a picture and exam. It'd be useful to get them checked to make sure this is really a shingles outbreak and not something else. ...Read more
Can you mix acyclovir syrup in juice for my child it hard to get her to taken meds? She has shingles
Acyclovir: I believe you can give it in fluids. ...Read more
I’m having deep sharp, prickly pain that comes in waves in my lower abdominal area. It comes and goes every few minutes. It helps to put pressure on my stomic area but if I push to hard it goes back to hurting. It’s a pain like shingles but deep.
Doctor can examine: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually R lower abdomen), diverticulitis, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, abdominal tumor, etc... Most people with "moderate pain, " more than mild pain, may need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it's not appendicitis, which usually needs surgery. ...Read more
For the past 6 months I have had abcest mersa pnomonia (3) bronchitis and shingles. Also heartburn extended stomach (hard) could you please help me?
Chronic shingles & taking 7 day Valtrex (valacyclovir) pack. 5th outbreak, four days in to meds, legs so stiff & hurt hard walking. Lactic acid? 1 gram 3x day/7 da
Recurrent Shingles: Recurrent shingles results from deficits in cell-mediated immunity, the same problem that people with aids have, and, sometimes, inability to make sufficient antibodies. The two processes are usually linked because antibody production depends on communication between t-cells and b-cells of the immune system. ...Read more
I have been taking antibiotics for a UTI and also Valtrex (valacyclovir) for mild shingles and now I'm having a hard time urinating? No pain just forcing it to flow?
HSV not shingles?: If your apparent shingles involves the genital area or nearby, it is likely you have primary genital herpes instead. Shingles is rare at age 18 but herpes is common; the rash is very similar for both; genital HSV can cause UTI symptoms; and it can cause temporary bladder weakness or paralysis that interferes with urination. The rash should tested for HSV. Recheck with your doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more
My artery on my left legs is hard and there is a slight bulgde as well. I have shingles and was givin valacyclovir as a vaccine. Is this a normal?
Numb little fingers and teeth clenching, hard to pee. Am I experiencing acyclovir side effects? I'm taking it for shingles
Shingles: The shingles may affect voiding pattern. Not necessarily a side effect of Acylovir, which is usually well tolerated. One solution is to lower the dosage of acylovir. ...Read more
Getting a biopsy on hard palette. What should I do for pain management and what length for heal time?
Topical Lidocaine: Topical viscous Lidocaine gel.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a small painfull (only when I press on it with my tongue) bump on my upper hard palette by my molars. Today got one on other side?
Wisdom teeth?: Really hard to tell without an examination with radiographs. Your best bet is to have it checked by your dentist... make the call. ...Read more
Periodic sharp pains in roof of mouth (hard palette). Could this be caused by frequent clinching/grinding or a sign of something more serious?
Red sore on my palette towards my uvula. Got it after I ate. What could it be? Tried popping it but now it's sore. Kind of hard to swallow
Impossible to say: This is impossible to say what it is without a physcal examination. In general, it is never a good idea to pop any lesion that appears on the body. ...Read more
I have a hard white spot on my soft palete...my ear hurts a little and under my chin on the right side is kind of hard and feels weird when I swallow?
I have a hard lump on the hard palette portion of my mouth and it's really sore/tender? Is it just a reg. Growth? I do have a mandibular tori
Maxillary Torus: Sounds like a Torus Palatinus, or maxillary torus. Can hurt when it gets scraped or cut. Often happens with hard bread, chips, pretzels, etc. Takes a while to heal. Similar to those in your lower jaw. Good Luck. ...Read more
I have been sick for a few weeks now - primary physician diagnosed as allergies - sore throat, runny nose, ect. A few days ago, a spot on my hard palette became painful and swollen. This went down over the course of two days but I now have another swollen
Palatal lesion: Either go and see your dentist, or potentially an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Absolutely!: If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The greater the severity and duration of the rash, the more like you are to have phn. Also, the older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. Don't accept that it will just "go away.". ...Read more
Zoster reactivation: Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by reactivation of varicella zoster, the chickenpox virus, which lives in your nerve cells. It's painful, but if you have a healthy immune system it will get better on its own, and faster if you take anti-herpes drugs quickly. The main complication is post-herpetic neuralgia, chronic pain in the area of the lesions, which is more likely to occur in older people. ...Read more
Shingles pain: Yes. Shingles is a painful nerve and skin condition caused by the virus herpes zoster and occurs in a dermatomal pattern. Usually there are several lessons. Shingles pain can be quite severe and some people will develop phn (post-herpetic neuralgia) a long-term version of shingles pain. There are some treatments that really help and it's important to see your pcp to diagnose and treat shingle. ...Read more
Yes, but...: ...Be aware that zostrix (capsaicin) works by depleting the chemical in nerve endings that transmits pain. In order to deplete the chemical it has to release it, which means that they pain often gets worse for a day or so before it gets better. So don't worry if the pain worsens initially - keep applying the cream. ...Read more
Shingles: At first, shingles causes weird sensations on you skin. You might feel itching, burning, pain, or tingling. Some people get a fever, feel sick, or get a headache. Within 1 to 2 days, a rash with blisters appears. Blisters most often appear in a band across the chest and back. They can show up on other parts of the body, too. ...Read more
Medical Eval: Shingles can cause fairly dramatic pain which is followed within a few days by a rash. It usually appears in a particular location on one side of the body. The rash burns intensely, itches ; is made up blisters that open up ; crust over. A person could also have a fever, chills, headache and generalized aches ; pains with fatigue. ...Read more
Painful rash: It is a one sided rash usually in a band or belt - like distribution. There is usually pain or some kind of unpleasant sensation such as tingling or burning. The pain may come before the rash. The rash will usually form into many small blisters. It can also be on the face or arm. See your doctor right away for an antiviral medication to prevent post herpetic neuralgia which is very painful. ...Read more
Shingles may first…: Start as a burning sensation in the skin before a patch of blisters appear; blisters are red and somewhat resemble a patch of poison ivy contact. Blisters (like those in chickenpox) break & then scab over. If left untreated, the nerve (s) involved may produce severe pain lasting days to weeks. So treatment at the first appearance of rash is very important, esp. If eye area is involved. See doc ASAP ...Read more
Only varicella virus: Shingles is a condition where the zoster virus emerges from hibernation in one of your nerve roots. It travels down the nerve and exits in the distribution of that nerve where it causes pain, blisters and skin sensitivity. The only way you get shingles is to have had chickenpox in the past or have received the vaccine (although less often). ...Read more
One: Shingles is due to the herpes zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox. Once a person has chickenpox, the virus stays with that person, and can re-activate later in life as shingles. The shingles can affect different parts of the body, and may be known by different names, such as herpes zoster ophthalmicus, which affects the eye. ...Read more
Yes.: Zostrix (capsaicin) is a nonprescription cream for shingles pain, but be aware that it may make pain worse before decreasing it. If you're not allergic to aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, you can try one of those. Your doctor can prescribe stronger pain meds or other drugs like Gabapentin or amitriptyline. ...Read more
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