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The appropriate treatment for these underlying illnesses is important to relieve your pain. This distribution pattern, seen here on the arm, follows a dermatome. I had my blood pressure officially checked and I got a Shingles Vaccine. Links to other sites are provided for information only — they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. Overall, I’ve been really lucky. My choice.” But I guess they don’t believe that applies if you’re male. I find it hard to believe that there is nothing more that can be done for me, as my doctors have said.

As you know, shingles is a viral disease that involves the reactivation of the chicken pox virus Varicella, which lies dormant in the body for many years. The skin on my arm even continued to hurt for a couple weeks after the blisters disappeared (as it is reported to do). Do you need more information on other topics on lymphedema? Im only 53, and really not used to having what seems like chronic aches and pains.. Without the ability to examine you and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the exact cause of your symptoms is. Underarm symptoms vary widely in severity and underlying cause. If the virus becomes active again, it can cause shingles.


This distribution pattern, seen here on the arm, follows a dermatome (see the “dermatomes” picture). A weakened immune system, excessive UV radiation or an inflammation, the virus can bring them back to life and cause shingles. During an attack of chickenpox most of the viral organisms are destroyed, but some survive and lie dormant in certain sensory nerves, often for months or years. Like all herpes viruses, VZV is highly contagious. Their dx was a torn rotary cuff. I treated it with tea tree oil, though, and after surmising that it was shingles (I was feeling the flu-like malaise, at times), I covered up the area with gauze, as my husband has never had the chicken pox. Last week was encouraging as the ugly scabs finally came away, encouraged by some soaking of the hand in warm water for 10-15 mins for 2-3 times over a couple of days.

Caused by the virus that produces chicken pox in children, shingles inflicts adults with a painful rash of crusting blisters. Although admittly, he tends to confuse me sometimes as he can talk in circles. and why are there vaccines for the tricep area? If the weakness continues, see your doctor. of Acyclovir to fight the Herpes virus that is causing the nerve damage, two to three of 75 mg of Lyrica to prevent pain and 1,000mg of vitamin B to help the nerves getting better, as far a working out, I had to lay it low for a week, since my body was asking me rest and we must listen to our bodies, my rash cleared in one week, the pain that now comes from the back of my neck down to my left arm is also getting better, and worry, shigles are not contagious unless you haven’t had chickenpox when little. I was diagnosed 4 years ago with the pinkie herpes, I’ve had oral herpes for approximately 35 years and genital for about 25 years (I have both HSV 1 and 2, though I don’t know which is where). At the time I thought that I had pushed myself to hard during a 16 hour shift and pulled a muscle that aggrivated my an underlying joint condition(EDS).

The chest and back are the most common areas for shingles to occur, but the head, stomach, face, arm and leg are all possible sites for the rash. If an adult or child comes in contact with shingles and they have not yet had chickenpox or the vaccine, they can develop chickenpox at that time. While it’s true that the percentage of 80-year-olds who get shingles is much higher than the percentage of 50-year-olds, there are many more 50-year-olds, so the total number of 50-year-olds who are susceptible is high. What causes cold sores? Du Bois). Shingles typically appears on half the trunk of the body following a major nerve. Essentially the virus can spread to help heal itching a diet mainly of vegetables.

HSV is a family of viruses that includes Epstein-Barr Virus and Varicella-Zoster Virus. Passive range of motion is lost—Someone trying to move your arm at the shoulder joint will find it stiff and difficult to move. Since the problem is relatively new, you may get some relief from antiinflammatory meds OTC like Naproxen, avoiding the positions that worsen the pain, and wearing a soft cervical collar to limit motion of neck temporarily. At any stage of an outbreak, when you kiss your loved ones, especially on the mouth, you’re very likely to pass on the virus.