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What are the symptoms of zoster?

What are the symptoms of zoster?

Shingles symptoms: Shingles often starts out as a patch of skin with a burning sensation followed a few days later by vesicles (small blisters) which eventually burst & scab over (just like chickenpox). Some pain may be present during the vesicle phase but more likely to appear in the healing phase. So best to get treatment early to prevent "post-herpetic neuralgia". Face/ear/eye warrant doc visit at once. ...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


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Zoster relapse is it possible if i catch a cold for example will i get new symptoms?

Zoster relapse is it possible if i catch a cold for example will i get new symptoms?

Herpes zoster: Yes, relapse may occur due to a wide variety of factors, and in some people never recurs at all. Stress of any form has been associated with reactivation, but again, some people never have it happen twice. ...Read more

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What are the specific symptoms of herpes zoster? To know when a person have to go to the doctor...

What are the specific symptoms of herpes zoster? To know when a person have to go to the doctor...

shingles: Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. It often causes symptoms of burning, tingling, sharp sensation, or dull pain prior to the onset of the actual rash. Once the rash develops it is often a cluster of red, blistering lesions that are located in one particular area of the body (called dermatomes) supplied by a particular nerve. Dr can prescribe appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Its thats true? You can get herpes in l-arginine? I have past symptom herpes zoster in my left side forehead. Im planing to take l-arginine bodybuild

Its thats true? You can get herpes in l-arginine? I have past symptom herpes zoster in my left side forehead. Im planing to take l-arginine bodybuild

Not been proven: Herpes is a virus infection, so can be transmitted by contact with another person who has a herpes infection or who carries the virus. Herpes simplex 1 and 2 are the common oral and/or genital herpes infections that people call "herpes". (herpes zoster is shingles, caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox.) contradicting information for lysine and arginine is all over the internet. ...Read more

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How does the varicella-zoster virus cause the symptoms of chickenpox?

How does the varicella-zoster virus cause the symptoms of chickenpox?

Chickenpox: Chickenpox is a viral disease caused by varicella zoster. After a chickenpox infection the virus lives on in nerves and of it reemerges later in life it only affects that part of the body innervated by that nerve, resulting in shingles. ...Read more

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L-arginine and fish oil is good to use for body building? I had a past symptom herpes zoster. Its good if i take l-arginine and fish oil supplement

L-arginine and fish oil is good to use for body building? I had a past symptom herpes zoster. Its good if i take l-arginine and fish oil supplement

L-arginine and: High quality and strong enough (50 % epa&dha) fish oil are good products but high arginine can raise prob of herpes outbreak. Avoid arginine containing food such as nuts and chocolate. Lysine supplement will help balance arginine out. Fish oil studies show benefit for cardio, joints, skin, eyes, and inflammation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Im 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

Im 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

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71 yr old female. Pain on outside portion of left ear. Had herpes zoster virus of left ear 15 yrs ago. No blisters. Symptoms began last night.?

71 yr old female.  Pain on outside portion of left ear.  Had herpes zoster virus of left ear 15 yrs ago.  No blisters.
Symptoms began last night.?

Possible herpes: If she did not have anything outside the ear look inside the ear canal you may find one or two, if you find them that is it. If you do nt search for other reasons. ...Read more