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0.17% of the posts that mention Lymphedema also mention Shingles (81 posts)


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Lymphedema (lymphoedema in British English), also known as lymphatic obstruction, is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system.The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream,... Read more on Wikipedia
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Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe. The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) cau... Read more on Wikipedia

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81 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
arm Has anyone heard of developing shingles on your...
...at outpatients because my arm was so sore and blotchy. I assumed it was an infection because of my history of lymphedema. The doctors feel it is shingles(although ...had really gotten the lymphe...
lymphedema. I urge all of you over 50 to get the shingles...
...that a major side effect is hand and leg swelling.  Since I have lymphedema, is this safe.  Has anyone out there had any experience with this medication that has lymphedema.  I urge all of you...
Has anyone out there developed shingles. I am into...
Shingles Has anyone out there developed shingles.  I am into this horrible beast about 5 weeks now.  They have prescribed Lyrica.  Saw that a major ...swelling.  Since I have lymphedema, is this sa...
Janice, during chemo, I got shingles...not on my arm but up...
...I got shingles...not on my arm but up the back of my neck and on my BALD head around my left ear and onto my forehead. I was given FAMVIR also ...ever had lymphatic drainage for your lymphedema?...
been diagnosed with shingles in my arm with lymphoedema...
Lymphoedema & Shingles I have just been diagnosed with shingles in my arm with lymphoedema . I only have mild lymphoedema but does anyone know if I should be wearing...
lymphoedema, and I did have shingles once but not on bad...
Hi Maisie I have lymphoedema, and I did have shingles once but not on bad arm. Have you tried speaking to lymphoedema nurse if you have one or breast care nurse...
although shingles are totally gone. Anyway, don't know...
...in lots of pain although shingles are totally gone.  Anyway, don't know whether to start Lyrica or not.  Maybe call the ...really know how it affects lymphedema.  Definitely don't want anymore h...
massages while she has shingles so that clears her...
...daily doctors appointments for her cancer and lymphedema that have kept her on ...Luckily, they can't do her lymphedema massages while she has shingles so that clears her schedule...
had shingles three times. The first was about 25 years...
...2 but then this year I ended up with shingles again.  But due to the vaccine it was the shortest duration, it lasted about 10 days.  It did not affect the arm that is subject to lymphedema. ...
Hi Christy I had shingles about a year ago, I was awake all...
Hi Christy I had shingles about a year ago, I ...case of cellulitis in my lymphedema arm, and had a ton ...the docs said it was not related to the shingles, but then after relating my story to o...