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Shingles With No Rash Pain Internally
Shingles: Sometimes pain presents before the rash is apparent. ...Read more
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
If you had shingles a year ago and was treated, how likely it would come back. Would it show same symptoms. Rashes …?
I was just diagnosed with shingles, I'm 19. I have had it for about three days now. I have to dime size rashes and one 2 quarter sized. The smaller one itches and the bigger one burn. How likely is it to get worse or sever. Am I more likely to have a mild
Hard to predict: See your doctor asap to start treatment if you have not already. The fastest way to resolution of symptoms is early treatment. ...Read more
Intraoral zoster is uncommon, but may produce a sharp unilateral distribution (trigeminal v3) of lesions. No intraoral prodromal symptoms occur. The lesion is very similar to herpes virus infections.
See your dentist for further investigation. ...Read more
Within 4-5 days: It should probably be within 4-5 days, maybe a little longer or shorter ...Read more
Varies: Based on the severity of the infection: figure 7-10 days. ...Read more
I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.
Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?
Hard to say without: Photos, and more info, but time to to visit your doctor and get assistance, and treatment, as if it is shingles, it can be a painful condition. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Got rashes on one leg a week ago, doc said shingles n said my 2yr old son can get chickenpox but he didn't. Is it normal? Or can be wrong diagnosis??
Shingles: Your son probably has had his first chicken pox shot which will give him some good protection. Not touching or getting near your shingles helps him not get it also. ...Read more
Have Shingles Feb. Been getting sores in my head, face, mouth, pubic area, am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) rashes are itchy causing pain how do I get rid of shingles?
Have shingles and have been getting rashes on my leg, pubic area, face, mouth why would my doc want a HIV test, I am offended by this I have shingles?
You should be tested: Try not to be offended, your doc has your best interest in mind and is being complete in the work up. 'Shingles' usually appears in a dermatome (meaning that it only follows one single nerve distribution). If we see that it is in MORE than one distribution then we start to worry about other underlying problems because it is not the way that shingles usually presents. I would recommend the test. ...Read more
I have recurring skin rashes in different areas that appear like fever blisters or shingles and itch. I never had chicken pox. It lasts a couple wks.?
Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?
Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. Your treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more
Sure, water is OK: The temperature is the key. Your skin will react to water if the temperature is too cold or too hot, which could lead to more pain and obvious discomfort. Room temperature water can help ease the painful, uncomfortable skin of shingles. Make sure to wash your towels after the use. Be well. ...Read more
I have herpes zoster, the doctor gave me the antiviral, and other medicines, what are the signs of the blisters and the rashes are getting better?
A week to 10 days: The rash should be completely dry in 7 to 10 days. If persists or new vessicles appear then it would be concerning. Sometimes they can start looking worse before they better. ...Read more
My doctor said I have herpes zoster. After taking tablets and applying cream, blisters and other red rashes continue to form along my jawline. Help! ?
I'm planing to take l-arginine? I had a past symptoms of herpes zoster? I heard taking l-argine can get herpes? I had once pimples, rashes in penis skin
See answer: There are 8 herpes virus types. Types most familiar to us: herpes simplex viruses (types 1 and 2) which can cause mouth cold sores and/or genital herpes; and varicella-zoster virus which causes chicken pox and shingles. Type-specific herpes blood test can help detect prior exposure to Types 1 and 2. L-Arginine, a common supplement, reportedly promotes replication of the herpes virus. Significant? ...Read more
Shingles is usually diagnosed based on the history of pain on one side of your body, along with the telltale rash and blisters. Your doctor may also take a tissue scraping or culture of the blisters for examination in the laboratory.
Varicella zoster virus tests detect either antibodies produced by the immune system in response to a VZV infection or detect the virus itself. ...Read more
Mixed advice: Sunlight has been blamed for bringing on a relapse in some. During an outbreak, those places may be more sensitive to sunburn, but if mild - moderate exposure - it should have little effect. If you try it - do it only a little bit and discover your reaction. If it helps, great! If it hurts - stop. The medicine should help. Talk w/ your dr about how it's going. Best wishes. ...Read more
Shingles: 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
Pain and vesicles: Shingles is characterized by vesicles, which are small fluid filled bubbles on the skin much like you'd see in a cold sore about the mouth. As well, shingles usually hurts a great deal, which most rashes do not - this pain can be debilitating at times. ...Read more