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Blood Test Positive for Zoster- Shingles?

Hi, I am a 26 year old female with moderate acid reflux. I recently had 6 or 7 clear blisters (a little bigger than a pen point, not tightly clustered) appear on my uvula and the back of my throat, along with a sore throat, some swollen glands and fatigue. I am currently without insurance. I went to a local clinic, thinking it was an infection or related to the reflux, as I've had very bad heartburn lately, and they said they thought it looked like oral herpes. I have had no lesions anywhere else, and my partner has never had any symptoms, so I was shocked. A blood test indicated a recent or current 'zoster' infection. Does that mean that it was shingles, or do I still have to worry about this being HSV2? If it matters, I have always been prone to canker sores & fever blisters since I was a kid (if I eat too much chocolate, tomato, have a cold, etc.). Thanks so much.
Tags: zoster, hsv2, HSV2 transmission, blood test, shingles, blisters throat
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they didn't do a lesion culture on your symptoms?

herpes zoster wouldn't show up inside the mouth only like that.

did they test you for herpes at all?

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