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251991 tn?1239296030

could use some answers about shingles

Is it normal to feel sick with shingles? I been  nausea, feeling sweaty at times chills on and of few times and loss of appetite I was told shingles and been on vertex antiviral for 6 days now, it is on my scalp and around my ear, still feel some of the pain and burning at times.
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It is quite possible, especially if there is secondary bacterial infection, and consequent lymphadenopathy.
251991 tn?1239296030
what is lymp. You are talking about and I don't know of a second bacterial infection going on, have you had this or are you a doctor or nurse? Just curious
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In case of any viral rash sometimes bacterial superinfection takes place and can cause fever along with infection of draining nodes.
As for me I am a student or a professor of dermatology, if you please.That is meaning even a professor is always learning.
Cheers and speedy recovery.
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By the way, to the Medhelp I am a community member in dermatology nothing more, just remaining 'Maatson'.
Do consult you Doc always.
251991 tn?1239296030
Ok I see and thank you, I also have a post about a patch on my husband chest going on three years can you please look at the pictures of it and give me yore input on it also, I uploaded it to my  profile to. I put that post in skin cancer section SW but the post can be found on my profile.
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Do check your profile for my reply.
Wishing you speedy recovery.
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