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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
I have been treated for shingles on my scalp. Symptoms for 8 months, with 1 small sore i just finished my prescription. Would this cause my hair to have tons of lint?I am constantly combing out fibers
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
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, amantadine, etc. These are special scripts. ...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
Had shingles on scalp, have large swollen bump on scalp where shingles was what could it be, can not comb hair bump getting larger ?
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 ?
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