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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


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Got shingles vaccine earlier today. Neck muscles hurt now when I shake my head "no". Is this normal side effect of vaccine?

Got shingles vaccine earlier today. Neck muscles hurt now when I shake my head "no". Is this normal side effect of vaccine?

Not really.: A few hours is way too little time to see any side effects from a zostavax shot. Some people experience a mild flu-like feeling, but it doesn't develop for several days to a week. My guess is you coincidentally pulled a neck muscle - slept on it wrong, perhaps - but if the pain is significant, you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a person in their early 40's to get shakes and or small tremors for no apparent reason?

What causes a person in their early 40's to get shakes and or small tremors for no apparent reason?

Essential tremor: Assuming alcohol and certain medications are not involved, the essential tremors are most common. If tremors occur in resting arm and subside with use of shaky hand then parkinson's disease is more likely. ...Read more

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I randomly start to shake aggressively. What condition could this be?

Considerations: Although need more information to pin down, you could be having anxiety or panic attacks, or even epileptic seizures. Many movement disorders including essential tremor and tardive dyskinesia could be considered but usually these are less violent. Have your doctor observe one of these. ...Read more

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Why did i shake during sex?

Why did i shake during sex?

Orgasm?: Massive adrenergic overload during sexual climax. Suggests you were enjoying it. ...Read more

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Which protin shake is good for woman?

Which protin shake is good for woman?

Protein: Any of them...Especially those low in sugars or carbohydrates. We, here on health tap, try to stay away from recommending any one product. ...Read more

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What do protien shakes "do"?

What do protien shakes "do"?

Add extra protein: Our bodies do NOT store protein, and it is a group of relatively difficult set of substances to digest. There is no real benefit and there is potential harm. The exception are those who are trying to gain muscle mass by working their muscles and adding protein or those with protein wasting diseases. Protein is used in the body for building and maintenance and we do not need extra amounts ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more