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Can shingles on upper back cause swollen lymph nodes in groin??
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Can shingles on upper back cause swollen lymph nodes in groin??

Hi, i'm a 25 year old male. About two weeks ago i got told by my doctor i had shingles and was prescribed acyclovir. I already has the rash by the time i went to docs. Finished my course of acyclovir and the rash has nearly went away but i now have swollen lymph nodes in my groin. Is this linked? I had tested for hiv at 14 weeks after exposure and was negative. I also have rheumatoid arthritis and taking sulfasalazine for this. I would appreciate any feedback on this as i'm really panicking and struggling to cope with daily life through worrying. I got a blood test taken 2 days ago at doctors and i'm waiting for results. If anyone could help me on this matter please do. Thank you.
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You may have to look deeper into the possibility that sulfalazine could be
compromising your immune system, making you more susceptible to
infections.
Are you  tested on a regular basis for sulfapyridine (a sulfalazine metabolite and also a drug no longer prescribed for humans) levels in the blood?
This is suspect of being the main cause of the sulfalazine unwanted side effects.

Best wishes.
Niko
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