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Methuen, MA
A 27-year-old female asked about a 49-year-old female:

Mom last night had hives all over head, itchy sore scalp, red & painful ears. had to use ice packs & benadryl. what could it be & what should she do ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
See Doc: If the area is painful and itchy involving only half of the head area, this is likely shingles. Consult your doctor immediately since timely dosing with anti-viral medication may shorten the duration and severity of the disease.
Last updated Feb 24, 2017

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