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A mingle with the shingles by Pumpedpumpkin Posted Mon 22 Oct 2012 6:13pm 1 Comment This past summer I encountered a serious medical problem. Okay maybe not that serious but it’s an issue that should be made aware to all the adults out there. On a Thursday morning in July I woke up with a sharp pain in my right side under my breast. It hurt to breathe, it hurt to touch, it just hurt in general. By Thursday afternoon I deve ... Read on »
The Joys of Shingles by Scott K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Jul 2008 5:02am I’m not talking about these shingles Has anyone here ever had the joy of experiencing Shingles? I’m not talking about re-roofing your house. I’m talking about the wonderful painful, burning, itching sensation caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. Well, for the last couple weeks, I have been getting a mild taste of it. And a m ... Read on »
Treatment Options for Shingles Infection by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Sun 02 May 2010 10:20pm There is no argument that shingles is a painful ordeal to have to endure, particularly for the elderly who are the ones mostly frequented by this disease. Treatment for zoster is mainly palliative, but it is the antiviral meds that can help to interrupt the virus’s ability to replicate, which can less ... Read on »
Shingles and cataracts... by Nicolas van Dyk Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm Hello all -- hope you are enjoying your weekend. Just a quick update. The pain from the shingles is still there, but it appears to be improving ever so slightly. I didn't need Vicodin yesterday or this morning. Hopefully that bodes well for the pain going away when the shingles do, rather than lingering forever. I contacted doctor SF a ... Read on »
Shingles and cataracts... by Nicolas van Dyk Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:07pm Hello all -- hope you are enjoying your weekend. Just a quick update. The pain from the shingles is still there, but it appears to be improving ever so slightly. I didn't need Vicodin yesterday or this morning. Hopefully that bodes well for the pain going away when the shingles do, rather than lingering forever. I contacted doctor SF ... Read on »
Shingles, a painful skin conditi... by Rev. Dr. Richard B. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:57pm Shingles, a painful skin condition, may be prevented by Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, according to researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles. Tai Chi is commonly used as a low-impact exercise for older people. Study findings indicated that elderly people who performed Tai Chi enjoyed better immune respon ... Read on »
Herpes Zoster (Shingles) by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 10:59pm This patient had an apicoectomy on #4. Six days later while traveling out of town, he began to have severe pain and lesions form on his face. He came to our office for evaluation of the surgical area. As you can see, he experienced the classic outbreak of herpes zoster (shingles). For a brief review, after initial infe ... Read on »
Valtrex: anti-viral drug, herpes simplex , herpes zoster (shingles) by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:33pm Valtrex is the trademark name of an anti-viral drug, Valaciclovir or valacyclovir marketed by GlaxoSmithKline. Its chemical structure is given in the diagram taken from Wikipedia - Valaciclovir under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). Valtrex Medicine is used to treat herpes simplex and herpes zoster (shingles). In Wikipedia - Valac ... Read on »
What Does Shingles Have To Do With Your Doctor? by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 12 Aug 2009 10:52pm It’s Time to Talk Prevention A Guest Blog by Kevin Soden, MD I ran into an old friend this past week and, as all of us over 60 do, we began talking about our health and the various ailments afflicting us as we age. He shared with me that he was currently dealing with a bad case of the “shingles” (known as Herpes Zoster in medical cir ... Read on »
The Shingles Vaccination Out of Reach for Most – Cost, Red Tape for Compensation and Physician Worries About Safety by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 16 Jun 2010 1:17pm We hear talk in the news today about vaccines being the answer, well here’s an example of a vaccine perhaps being underused?  It’s the typical response from the insurers on not covering as well as Medicare from one side and on the other side the expense of a practice keeping the vaccine on hand and their related expenses in providing.   ... Read on »