While under stress a few years ago, I developed an odd rash, a thin line from the left side of my rib cage at the back, then up to the shoulder and along the arm. I was mystified. ...
Amid all the bad publicity for AZT, acyclovir (or Zovirax, as it is known by brand name) is Wellcome's big success story. This anti-viral drug inhibits a variety of human herpes viruses, including herpes simplex type 1 (cold sores), type 2 (genital...
Re your article on ME (vol 14 no 12), I contracted the illness after an afternoon spent with two children who had just had their polio vaccine. Others can also relate their illness to this vaccine.
Shingles, an acute infection caused by varicella zoster (chickenpox) virus (VZV), can be an excruciating condition with painful skin blisters, generally down one side of the body,
A patient suffered from Shingles as when they started taking atorvastatin.
Statins (HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors) are known to cause a form of muscle pain and weakness, liver abnormalities and, in severe cases, rhabdomyolysis, a muscle condition that can lead to kidney failure.
A woman has shingles and is left with unbearable dagger-like pain. She has been to the doctor and the pain clinic, but nothing helps. Can readers suggest any alternatives?
Chest pain can come from a lot of things. Causes of chest pain that need emergency medical care include: Heart attack, injury such as to the chest wall or lung, collapsed lung, or a blood clot that has traveled to a lung (pulmonary embolism).
Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a viral infection of sensory nerve cells caused by the same virus (Varicella zoster) that causes chicken pox. The virus remains latent in the dorsal root ganglia of the spinal cord after the initial attack of chicken...