my husband is 34 and has broken out with shingles on his head and neck. as if that weren't bad enough, his neck has a hard swollen lymph node(?). how concerned should i be? he has seen a doctor and started aclyvir today. any help is appreciated.
shingles is tough, but starting anti-biotic early (1st 48 hrs) is crucial to limit viral time duration. There is nothing can be done, except taking his medicine, and will take its course (2 weeks) for blisters to disappear, plus itching and pins and needels feeling for 4 more weeks or so. Be careful, shingles is contagious so stay away from anyone who didn't take chicken pox vacine. lymph node is more important to know what is it than shingles
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.