I am having some major skin rashes with blisters, they have been going on for about 48 hours now and I don't know what to do, I am not located closer enough to a doctor, and my only option will be to go to an a&e which is at the moment a long drive away... Can you please advise me?
The only odd things I have eaten in the period leading up to this outbreak was some tamezapam (prescribed for sleep, 20mg/ 2 nights - I stopped as I worry this may be the cause), white wine (which has not been a problem in the past, but one glass at dinner both nights), I cant think of anything else 'new', the night before this started I had dinner at a resturant and had some fried rice, maybe something in the rice? however I have eaten here before without issue so I dont know.
Here is a link to a picture: http://yfrog.com/6frash3ojx
It big rashes with watery pus, started on my face and has moved down my body. I am now taking an acrivistine in case its allerys.
The picture is not very clear, but looks like Chickenpox.Did you have any contact with chickenpox patients in the last two weeks?
Treatment is with antivirals, like Acyclovir, Valacyclovir or Famcyclovir, all are prescription medications ; you have to get to a doctor ASAP. The medication has to be started within 72 hours of the eruption, otherwise may not have much effect.
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Thanks for your reply.. Based on my own research it seems to be quite similar to chickenpox too.. However I was defintely vacinnated against it, and have not had any contact with anyone with the disease..
Is there anything else that has similar symptoms?
Rarely, persons vaccinated and those who have had Chickenpox could contract wild variants of Chickenpox. The vaccination protects you from the complications of adult chickenpox, though. Contact during hospital visits, public transport systems, public places like banks or at workplace is possible.
From the distribution of the blisters and the history, drug eruptions, insect bites and other bullous disorders cannot be entertained.
As you have already had the vaccine and there are no systemic symptoms like fever, body ache etc, there is no need to take the antiviral medication. You may just apply Calamine lotion over the blisters till these dry off.
MBBS; MD 26 years Experience.