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A 34-year-old female asked:

I had chickpox as kid. i have shingles now, for a week. i am on valtrex (valacyclovir) and suddenly have a few bug bite like bumps. could this be chickpox? age34

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
No: Can't have both conditions, from the science we know so far, and the description doesn't fit chickenpox, it might be as you said bug bites, hard to make a diagnosis without at least a picture, please continue your medicines as prescribed, if the rash is getting worse, revisit your doctor
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Dr. Hegab is right! However, if you get more bumps all over, it could be a reaction to the medicine and you may be allergic to it. Call the doc that gave it.
Jul 9, 2015
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab commented
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
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Jul 9, 2015
Last updated Aug 9, 2017


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