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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 2nd Jan 18, 7:15 PM
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    McKneff
    Shingles...
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 7:15 PM
    Shingles... 2nd Jan 18 at 7:15 PM
    I thought i had a burn, it changed so i thought i had pricked my hand on a rose Thorn, it changed again got some pimples and so i have blummin shingles
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
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    • brianposter
    • By brianposter 10th Jan 18, 9:46 AM
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    Shingles can be treated by taking an anti-viral drug. Go to your doctor as soon as possible.
    Originally posted by jeradon
    And if a doctor is not available within a few hours find a hospital emergency unit. Speed is of the utmost importance in taking the pills.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 10th Jan 18, 9:54 AM
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    Shingles can be treated by taking an anti-viral drug. Go to your doctor as soon as possible.
    Originally posted by jeradon
    And if a doctor is not available within a few hours find a hospital emergency unit. Speed is of the utmost importance in taking the pills.
    Originally posted by brianposter
    In this instance, the OP has already had medical advice:
    Gp confrmed it before i posted here.
    Originally posted by McKneff
    • Ames
    • By Ames 24th Jan 18, 4:06 PM
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    Ames
    Whimpers

    I have it in my ear. It feels like I've got someone hammering big nails into the side of my head.

    Saw someone at the hospital yesterday and he said it didn't need antivirals so presumably it's not too bad.

    I can't believe how quickly it's come on. I had a bit of earache on Thursday, by Saturday I was diagnosed with cellulitis (antibiotics seem to be clearing that up) then by Sunday the intense pain started.

    I don't suppose chocolate is a known treatment for it?
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 24th Jan 18, 4:44 PM
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    I am fine now after 3 weeks, just pricles on parts of my arm now and again.
    Not much pain at all really so i think i got away lightly. The major nuisance was like a big blister, sort of 1.5 inch by 1 inch which looked like a blood blister which showed no sign of going away. I started to put calamine on it and it just sort of dried up but the top of the blister stayed but eventually came off itself. I think i was lucky that i got the meds early
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • Janey3
    • By Janey3 24th Jan 18, 7:48 PM
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    Glad you are on the mend now.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 24th Jan 18, 11:12 PM
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    It is available in places at 60. Our area is offered it at 70.
    I just wonder what the costs would be to vaccinate at 60
    And what the costs are to medicate for d
    Shigles for that same 10 years.

    Not to mention the pain people go through
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 25th Jan 18, 10:52 AM
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    Good to hear that you are feeling better
    • unrecordings
    • By unrecordings 25th Jan 18, 4:36 PM
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    unrecordings
    Well I'm back on the pain killers, I weaned myself off them and realised my shoulder/arm etc were hurting again even in the warmer weather we're having.

    Ames, make sure you let them know about the pain. My doctor didn't offer anything until I went back and asked for it
    • Shropshirelass
    • By Shropshirelass 25th Jan 18, 5:24 PM
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    Cream specifically for burn blistering was the only thing helped me.

    Although it was a few days since mine had started, GP gave me the choice to take the anti viral, and I'm glad I did. It's important to take them at the times specified, even set my alarm clock to wake me up to take them.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 25th Jan 18, 7:06 PM
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    Ames
    Well I'm back on the pain killers, I weaned myself off them and realised my shoulder/arm etc were hurting again even in the warmer weather we're having.

    Ames, make sure you let them know about the pain. My doctor didn't offer anything until I went back and asked for it
    Originally posted by unrecordings
    I did tell my GP then the doc at the hospital that I was in pain, but perhaps downplayed it a bit. OTC co-codamol is mostly dealing with it, it just takes a while to kick in on a morning when the previous night's dose has worn off. I had a phonecall from my immunologist about it this afternoon and told her about it all and she said it was fine just to carry on as I am.

    It is starting to itch now though.

    I'm trying to think positively - most people only get it once so now I've had it it's over and done with and I probably won't have to go through it again.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 25th Jan 18, 8:27 PM
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    I'm glad you're doing better, McKneff.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
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