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Have hepatitas be ab , hbcab total, antiabs reactive, have sores on scalp like shingles keep coming back is this realated ?

Have hepatitas be ab , hbcab total, antiabs reactive, have sores on scalp like shingles keep coming back is this realated ?

Varicella zoster: That is chicken pox virus coming out of dormancy. Herpes and chicken pox are in the same general family of viruses. It has nothing to do with hepatitis A or B. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Had shingles on scalp, have large swollen bump on scalp where shingles was what could it be, can not comb hair bump getting larger ?

Had shingles on scalp, have large swollen bump on scalp where shingles was what could it be, can not comb hair bump getting larger ?

Need more info: Are the bumps on both sides of the scalp? If yes, it is not shingles. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Tingling left scalp related to shingles?

Tingling left scalp related to shingles?

Shingles : Tingling is usually sing of ongoing healing, especially if rash is gone, it could last for a while, see you doctor, you might need to take Lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin. ...Read more

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E r dr says I have bad case of shingles on scalp when I come by comb blood comes everywhere . ?

Facts?: Only on 1 side? If not, get a 2nd opinion. Antiviral medications, sometimes in combination with corticosteroids, can reduce the pain and duration of shingles - so see another Dr in any case. Don't get near it w/ comb! Wear a scarf till healed. Wash very gently to avoid breaking scales. See Dr! ...Read more

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Went to er shingles on scalp was given valacyclovir ,days later called dr went to er given tramadol told to see my dr she has no appoint till june?

Went to er   shingles on scalp was given valacyclovir  ,days later called dr went to er given tramadol told to see my dr she has no appoint till june?

New Dr needed!: Do whatever you can to find a new, more accessible doctor - check here for ones near you to see in a virtual consult and/or a real-life appointment. The one you 'have' is of very little use to you. Seek and ye shall find! ...Read more

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Shingles went to er, have shingles on scalp on left side, second time since oct 2014 when I comb hair blood everywhere on 2 kinds of meds fever ?

Shingles   went to er,  have shingles on scalp on left side,  second time since oct 2014  when I comb hair  blood everywhere on 2 kinds of meds fever ?

Get 2nd opinion: ER is not best place - see a family doctor. Antiviral medications, sometimes in combination with corticosteroids, to reduce the pain and duration of shingles. ...Read more

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What can be done for shingles on the scalp?

Anti-Viral Meds: If taken early can shorten the outbreak and reduce the chances of developing a painful condition call post-herpetic neuralgia. Special attention to treatment if the outbreak starts heading towards the eyes which is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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I have very bad itching from shingles on face and scalp!!!!!?

I have very bad itching from shingles on face and scalp!!!!!?

Shingles itching: Hello. Were you prescribed any type of topical medicine to ease the itch such as lidocaine gel 5%? This can be safely applied to areas of intact skin of your face and scalp up to 4 times daily. Just be careful when you are applying it near your eyes. Some oral meds can be converted to topical form and could be useful for the itch like gabapentin, elavil, (amitriptyline) amantadine, etc. These are special scripts. ...Read more

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Do shingles appear in the scalp and if it does do scab appear?

Do shingles appear in the scalp and if it does do scab appear?

Yes----yes: H. Zoster follows a nerve on 1 side, extending 1cm across the midline. Features pain, tiny blisters (vesicles), pustules, then SCABS which heal in a month. ...Read more

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My face and scalp itch really badly from shingles. What can I do to alleviate this?

My face and scalp itch really badly from shingles. What can I do to alleviate this?

See a Doctor: There are a number of treatments that are effective such as topical lidocaine, oral meds such as Lyrica (pregabalin) that might help. ...Read more

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What could cause my scalp to feel like its burning. Shingles has been ruled out. ? The only thing that seems to help is ice packs.

What could cause my scalp to feel like its burning. Shingles has been ruled out. ? The only thing that seems to help is ice packs.

Many possibilities: There are a number of possibilities that could explain that symptom including chemical damage to the skin from hair products to nerve damage from a variety of causes. "burning" quality pain is typical for neuropathic or nerve damage pain. I would suggest you get in to see a neurologist or a pain management specialist for a good evaluation. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with shingles about 4 days ago on my scalp. I have not washed my hair since. I was told to use baby shampo. I'm a little nervous?

I was diagnosed with shingles about 4 days ago on my scalp. I have not washed my hair since. I was told to use baby shampo. I'm a little nervous?

Singles: Single relates to having being exposed to varicella virus previously.
Because you are still early before 7 days, you should be on an antiviral medication per your md.
Washing your hair is fine and should not affect the condition one way or the other.

Go head wash your hair and keep area clean to prevent secondary bacterial infections. Any shampoo is fine. ...Read more

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Dr said subconsiuos on scalp large sore for over 5 years on 2 meds for msybe life time what may have caused this and why did it look like shingles?

Dr said subconsiuos on scalp large sore for over 5 years on 2 meds for msybe life time what may have caused this and why did it look like shingles?

Several causes: Chronic sores on the scalp can be due to a variety of causes. Shingles can occur on the scalp, but wouldn't last for 5 yrs. Shingles often start as painful red bumps which then scab over, then eventually the scab falls off. Skin cancer (basal cell) can also appear the same way, but the skin never heals. Lupus can also cause scabbed lesions on the scalp that never heal, and need meds for life. ...Read more

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I had shingles last year on my back on the right side. A few months later, my scalp had a numb feeling, and around my eyes, could it be phn?

Unlikely: Location of your shingles, makes it less likely that u can have numbness in your skull and around the eyes, caused by post herpetic neuralgia. Phn, primarily causes burning pain and is more likely, if the shingle lasted several weeks. ...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

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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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more