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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Shingles and sore throat and sensitive scslp?

Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Shingles and sore throat and sensitive scslp?

Unless shingles: is on your scalp, likely multiple things going on at same time ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Herpes zoster is also known as Shingles. Shingles is 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 ...Read more


Dr. James Burns
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If you have shingles can you still have a sore throat 4 days after the rash/blisters appear?

Dr. James Burns
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If you have shingles can you still have a sore throat 4 days after the rash/blisters appear?

Not sure: why you would have a sore throat as shingles affects skin and not oral mucosa generally. Sore throat is most likely coincidental unless you are talking about the skin around your neck and that is where the rash occurred. If so then you may have post-hepetic neuropathy. If this persists consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Shingles, on eye, face and scalp. Noe have sore throat and chest congestion. ?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Shingles, on eye, face and scalp. Noe have sore throat and chest congestion.  ?

No link: There is no likely relationship between the events. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrit Singh
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Have shingles for 1 week on scalp was given valacyclovir and cephalexin, now have sore throat, fever ?

Dr. Amrit Singh
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Have shingles for 1 week on scalp  was given valacyclovir and cephalexin,  now have sore throat, fever ?

Unrelated: shingles will be over in 2 weeks, so will sore throat in meantime. But no relation. just take fluids asa and rest. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Off & on sharp pain 2 inches behind right ear.Getting over a major burning sore throat on same side for a month. Major stress recently.Stress related?

Dr. John Leander Po
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Enlarged node: You are likely feeling an enlarged periauricular lymph node or else you are developing shingles. This is based on you being stressed- this will depress your immunity and will allow the varicella virus to come out of dormancy . Get it checked out by a health professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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I have a sore throat and a cough with yellow phlegm but now I have a red blistery rash in one area on my back. I have no fever. Do u know what this is?

Dr. Glynis Ablon
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I have a sore throat and a cough with yellow phlegm but now I have a red blistery rash in one area on my back. I have no fever. Do u know what this is?

Blistery rashes: could certainly be a form of herpes or shingles. see dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. Shingles can occur if you have had chickenpox in the past only. ...Read more

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Dr. Arman Roksar
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Got flu shot on friday. 36 hours later sore throat and headache. No fever . Could this be immune response to vaccine?

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Got flu shot on friday. 36 hours later sore throat and headache. No fever . Could this  be immune response to vaccine?

Most likely immune: Most likely it is your immune system responding to the flu vaccine. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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What should I do about a sore throat and white patches at the back of my throat?

Dr. Mark Diamond
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What should I do about a sore throat and white patches at the back of my throat?

See Doctor: Could be strep. But not absolutely. Untreated strep throat in rare cases can cause serious complications. These include rheumatic heart disease which generally is permanent damage. There is a window of a week or so where treatment with appropriate antibiotics will prevent this problem. You need to see your doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Shingles (Definition)

Shingles is 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 ...Read more


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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more


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