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A 27-year-old female asked:

Skin on left side of face sensitive and hurts to touch ear too and is achy. left of throat irritated gums swollen. all on left. what is it?remedies?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Possibly shingles.: If this developed over a short period of time and especially if you develop a skin rash, then shingles is a strong possibility. This is the same virus that causes chicken pox and can sometimes be treated with anti viral medications to lessen symptoms. You should see your medical doctor ASAP. If they are not available go to hospital Emergency room.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Acute herpes zoster : Symptomatic treatment with analgesics is recommended. Also for most cases of acute HZ the use of antiviral therapy (acyclovir, famciclovir or valacyclovir), is recommended to prevent postherpetic neuralgia. Take care.

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