Can shingles affect both legs?

Can shingles affect both legs? Topic: Non case sensitive find
July 20, 2019 / By Hepsie
Question: I've just been to an out of hours GP with shingles symptoms (incredibly sensitive/painful skin) on the backs of my legs, that has spread down from bottom of my back over the last 24hrs and is now down to the back of my knees. Sitting, or even having anything touching the area is very painful but no rash yet. The doctor said it sounds like shingles and found no neurological deficit except that he said it would never occur down both legs, but evidence I've read suggests to the contrary. He has given me pain relief for nerve pain. Medical history of non-hodgkins lymphoma 3 years ago, no lasting problems since. Any ideas?
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Earnestine Earnestine | 4 days ago
as long as you have been put on acyclovir before the rash comes out you may be able to stop the full shingles virus coming out ie. the rash. you will also need pain killers (n lots off them unless your gp prescribed amitriptaline or equivalent to stem the pain... good luck.. if it is shingles.. believe me you will know!!!! (some cases of shingles progress with no rash.. just the swelling and pain... like my first attack - this is my 4th) as for the doc saying it wouldnt occur down both legs.. they said that about my face as it has affected both sides... left eye, cheek chin.. right neck and forehead apparently its rare but does happen...
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Earnestine Originally Answered: A right triangle has legs of 3x+y and x, as well as a hypotenuse of 4x-y. What is the ratio between the legs?
a^2 + b^2 = c^2 a = 3x + y, b = x, c = 4x - y a^2 = 9x^2 + 6xy + y^2; b^2 = x^2; c^2 = 16x^2 - 8xy + y^2 9x^2 + 6xy + y^2 + x^2 = 16x^2 - 8xy + y^2 -6x^2 +14xy = 0 (y = 6x^2/(14x) = 3x/7 x = (-14y +/- sqrt(196y^2))/-12 x = (-14y +/- 14y)/-12 x = -28y/-12, and x = 0 x = 0 is not a realistic solution because one of the sides has a length of x. so the only realistic solution is x = 28y/12 = 7y/4 to solve for y: y = 3x/7 = 3(7/4)y/7 = 3y/4 the ratio of the 2 legs is: 7y/3y = 7/3
Earnestine Originally Answered: A right triangle has legs of 3x+y and x, as well as a hypotenuse of 4x-y. What is the ratio between the legs?
ok, you plug in x=(3/7)y into b=3x+y b = 3 (3/7)y + y b = (sixteen/7)y further, plug x=(3/7)y into c=4x-y c = 4 (3/7)y - y c = (5/7)y Now, you bought a = (3/7)y b = (sixteen/7)y c = (5/7)y resolve using pythagorean concept and you ought to get your answer. notice : I purely inform you the approach, i'm uncertain no count if the x you come across is right or not because of the fact I under no circumstances attempt to resolve. yet i found out that x = 7y / 3. besides, the significant element is you understand the thank you to get the respond.

Celinda Celinda
Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by a recurrence of the varicella-zoster virus, so you can only get it if you have had chickenpox. The fluid from the blisters will contain millions of these viruses, so others can get infected -- with chickenpox -- not shingles. When diagnosed early, treatment with antivirals (eg Zovirax) shortens the course of the disease. That is tablets, not the cream you get for cold sores. There is doubt as to whether it helps in established shingles, which is probably why his doctor didn't prescribe it. Paracetamol is good for pain, but if it's not adequate he could try something a bit stronger such as Solpadeine. Calamine lotion helps to soothe the rash. Steroids can cause spread of viruses, so should never be used without Doctor's advice. The previous question had an answer suggesting Hydrocortisone cream. DON'T, it's a steroid and may make things worse. Unfortunately the natural course of shingles is quite long and there may be residual pain after the rash has settled. If he is not getting adequate pain relief he should see his doctor again. Sorry I can't be more cheerful about it, but it's a nasty painful condition and once established the treatment is only palliative. However it's not dangerous in the sense of life-threatening.
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Annmarie Annmarie
Though most cases of shingles, it tends to occur on the torso, but for those with immune system issues and other illnesses, it can literally cover the whole body. Didn't he give you any pain meds? There are some herbal remedies that can help, such as oat straw, goldenseal, Echinacea, St. John's Wort and passionflower (you make a poultice of it and/or a tea).
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Annmarie Originally Answered: Question about recovery from shingles?
A good % of older people who have had shingles do develop post-herpetic neurolgia. Don't know exactly what her problem is, but ask the doctor about this. See my piece on shingles below... http://www.examiner.com/x-7707-Tampa-Dis...

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