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I HAVE ROUND SORES ON MY BODY. tHEY ITCH AND THAN FORM A SCAB.

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I HAVE ROUND SORES ON MY BODY. tHEY ITCH AND THAN FORM A SCAB. MY DOC GAVE ME ANTIBOTICS AND A CREAM DIDN'T WORK.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 5 years ago.

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

When did you start the antibiotics?

Dr Brims :

Can you see my replies?

Customer:

Several weeks ago

Dr Brims :

Are you having computer problems?

Customer:

my computer is slow, but I had a hard time finding the responice area.

Dr Brims :

Ok

Dr Brims :

This may be due to a fungal infection rather than a bacterial infection, so you may require a topical or oral antifungal drug to treat this

Customer:

ok. how could I get a fungal infection?

Dr Brims :

I don't understand your last question

Customer:

how can you catch a fungal infection

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

Yes I am, waiting for your answer.

Dr Brims :

You catch a fungal infection by being exposed to a fungus

Customer:

ok... Where can you do this. Is it air-borne, from a home, or just being outside?

Dr Brims :

It would depend on the type of fungus

Customer:

so how do I find out what it is?

Dr Brims :

You would have to have a dermatologist take scrapings for a culture

Customer:

That has been done and they say its shingles

Dr Brims :

That would mean it is a viral infection and you should be on an antiviral drug

Customer:

so give me a name of the drug and I will tell u if I have been on it.

Dr Brims :

acyclovir

Customer:

thats a new one for me. all I had was antibotics

Dr Brims :

That is the treatment for shingles

Customer:

so what do I do....These things are all over the place and I itch and the scab. I never had chicken pox but they look like that,minus the blister

Dr Brims :

Cool wet compresses may help

Dr Brims :

And you would have to ask your doctor to prescribe the medication for you

Customer:

thats it?

Dr Brims :

You need medication

Customer:

what meds?

Dr Brims :

acyclovir or valtrex

Dr Brims :

Those are drugs used for shingles

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Dr Brims :

Is there anything else you would like to ask on this topic?

Customer:

so is this a form of shingles?

Dr Brims :

You told me doctors took scrapings and diagnosed shingles

Customer:

yes, but I don't have the rash

Dr Brims :

Okay, then you need to see a dermatologist to take scrapings of the sores to determine what the cause is

Customer:

thank you for your time

Dr Brims :

You're welcome

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