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Shingles Signs And Symptoms
Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Open lesions: Shingles virus is a lesion in the dorsal horn of the spinal column which nestled there after chicken pox. It can become activated when one is exhausted, stressed, immunocompromised, or on steroids. The symptoms are not only debilitating pain but also a rash of lesions in a dermatome distribution, that is, along a path from a nerve in the spinal column wrapped around to the front of the body. ...Read more
Pain/lesions pattern: Shingles is extremely painful with lesions or rash in a nerve root distribution. The patient had chicken pox before, and the virus sits in the dorsal horn of the spinal column. People who are sleep deprived, under stress, immunocompromised are at risk. One needs to see the doctor for treatment to minimize the pain and to heal more quickly with steroid course. ...Read more
I have symptoms similar to the start of shingles (had 30 yrs ago). Have pain only, no visible signs. Can a dr. Diagnose at this stage?
Autism Spectrum D/O: Symptoms r; impairment in social interaction, , but usually has by restricted and repetitive interests and behavior , but have no general delay in language or cognitive development and can start by age of 3 years ...Read more
Facial paralysis: Sudden onset of one-sided paralysis or weakness of facial muscles (usually onset in minutes or hours) which may be associated with reduced blinking from one eye, excessive tear production, altered speech and swallowing, ringing in the ear, sensitivity to loud noise, altered taste, prickly numb facial sensations, ear pain. ...Read more
PPS: Not sure if you meant post-polio syndrome or paranoid personality do. Paranoid is suspicious, not trust others, guarded, isolative, withdrawn. Post-polio occurs several years after recovery from polio, & shows fatigue, muscle weakness & muscle pain. It is similar to chronic fatique syndrome, but the symptoms are progressive. ...Read more
Drinking/Urinating: The more common signs of diabetes tends to include increased thirst with frequent drinking and frequent urination. There is a genetic predisposition for diabetes and there is a higher risk in those who are overweight. Some may also complain of weight loss. I would recommend seeing your doctor if you are concerned to be tested. It's a quick thing to diagnose that you don't want to leave untreated. ...Read more
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