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Doctor insights on: Fever Blister Vs Shingles

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I'm pregnant, and this morning i awoke with "fever blisters" on my chin. Is this shingles, and will this hurt my baby? I had a case of very mild shingles at age nine, and this feels the same. Burning, and needle like pain.

I'm pregnant, and this morning i awoke with "fever blisters" on my chin. Is this shingles, and will this hurt my baby? I had a case of very mild shingles at age nine, and this feels the same. Burning, and needle like pain.

Shingles : Shingles rarely can re-activate. Other sources of "fever blisters" are also a possibility. The best advice would be contacting the obstetrician and reviewing the symptoms and rash so that the appropriate treatment can be given. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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I had the shingles shot in sept this year, followed by the flu shot in oct. In mid nov i devoloped an itchy body rash that blistered over. Why?

I had the shingles shot in sept this year, followed by the flu shot in oct.  In  mid nov i devoloped an itchy body rash that blistered over. Why?

?strress: From the shots. See your doctor who gave them. Many people, even some doctors, do not realize how stressful a vaccinaion is. We dose them out as though there were no side effects to be expected. ...Read more

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I have shingles's it has turned into mrsa and my dr is out of town and the er won't do anything I'm spiking fevers at night and I feel horrible?

Herpes zoster, MRSA: Sounds like your shingles rash has become infected with MRSA. If you're on an antibiotic for MRSA and it's starting to improve or not getting worse, just hang in there; it can take several days to clear up. Are you also on anti-shingles treatment, e.g. valacyclovir? If high fever or getting worse, call your doctor's office; another doctor will be covering for her. Good luck! ...Read more

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Two days ago I was vaccinated for flu, shingles, and tetanus. Tonight & last night I experienced mild fever & body aches, but only in the evening.

Two days ago I was vaccinated for flu, shingles, and tetanus.  Tonight & last night I experienced mild fever & body aches, but only in the evening.

Immune system: Three vaccines at one time are a significant stimulus to the immune system. That's exactly what you want - to train the immune system to fend off any attack from these germs. A little bit of fever and body ache could be expected. If symptoms are not improving now, or God forbid worsening, you'll need to let the doc who gave the shots know that. You could take some Tylenol in the meantime. ...Read more

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Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?

Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?

Hard to say without: photos, and more info, but time to to visit your doctor and get assistance, and treatment, as if it is shingles, it can be a painful condition. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got shingles 3 1/2 weeks ago is my son safe of not getting chicken pox now he has had a cold for over 1 1/2 weeks no fever just coughing and runny n

I got shingles 3 1/2 weeks ago is my son safe of not getting chicken pox now he has had a cold for over 1 1/2 weeks no fever just coughing and runny n

Should be no risk: With shingles, the only contagious material is the debris from the sores. Not being around the kid or in saliva or cough like wild cpx can be. Once the sores have dried & are healing, they are not a risk & covering can prevent any residual. Incubation is 10-21 days, so early exposure would have shown disease by now. The vaccine is due when he is 1yo & is helpful. ...Read more

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I had shingles in 9/13 on left side of my head. I am now having my 5th major fever sore on my mouth. Is there anything i can do to rid myself of this ?

I had shingles in 9/13 on left side of my head. I am now having my 5th major fever sore on my mouth. Is there anything i can do to rid myself of this ?

Antiviral: You could try an over the counter medication such as abreva as soon as the symptoms start, another option given that you have frequent outbreaks may be a preventive medication, you should speak to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can a shingles outbreak cause high fever and rash on genitals?

Can a shingles outbreak cause high fever and rash on genitals?

Herpes: If it looks like shingles and is on your genitals, it is much more likely to be herpes. So you doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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Can reactivation of shingles cause pins nedls crawling bugs on skin severe at night with chills, fever, fatigue, nausea muscle aches /gulain barre syndme?

Unlikely: Some people think you can only get shingles once and some others think you can get it more than once. It is unusual to get shingles in people under 40 years old. Mild systemic symptoms are more associated with shingles, such as fatigue, low fever, more of a mild viral syndrome. Chills, nausea, muscle aches would be unusual. To my knowledge gulain barre has not been associated with shingles. ...Read more

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Rt rib flank pain. Unable lay rt side. No fever / vomiting. Yellowish bm. Stripe rash rt side brief less than 12 hr. Shingles?Gallbladder? Liver?

Rt rib flank pain. Unable lay rt side. No fever / vomiting. Yellowish bm. Stripe rash rt side brief less than 12 hr. Shingles?Gallbladder? Liver?

POSSIBLY: Certainly, herpes zoster (shingles) can present as a severe pain along a dermatome, and can be associated with a rash. If this is a concern i suggest evaluation sooner than later, as some of the medical management must be started early in the process to be effective. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp,cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp,cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. Your treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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1yr sober. Ct liver spot. Egd minor antral erosns. Chronic d. Last 6wks, painful d w/blood 2x/wk. Last 2 wks, constip. Low fever, abdo pain daily. Some nausea. Had shingles last year. Autoimm issue?

1yr sober. Ct liver spot. Egd minor antral erosns. Chronic d. Last 6wks, painful d w/blood 2x/wk. Last 2 wks, constip. Low fever, abdo pain daily. Some nausea. Had shingles last year. Autoimm issue?

Diverticulitis: Is a common cause of your symptoms. The liver "spot" offers no information and you need to make sure that there is no underlying lesion such as hepatoma producing that finding. Bottom line, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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