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When did you start the antibiotics?
Can you see my replies?
Several weeks ago
Are you having computer problems?
my computer is slow, but I had a hard time finding the responice area.
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
ok. how could I get a fungal infection?
I don't understand your last question
how can you catch a fungal infection
Are you there?
Yes I am, waiting for your answer.
You catch a fungal infection by being exposed to a fungus
ok... Where can you do this. Is it air-borne, from a home, or just being outside?
It would depend on the type of fungus
so how do I find out what it is?
You would have to have a dermatologist take scrapings for a culture
That has been done and they say its shingles
That would mean it is a viral infection and you should be on an antiviral drug
so give me a name of the drug and I will tell u if I have been on it.
thats a new one for me. all I had was antibotics
That is the treatment for shingles
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
Cool wet compresses may help
And you would have to ask your doctor to prescribe the medication for you
You need medication
acyclovir or valtrex
Those are drugs used for shingles
Is there anything else you would like to ask on this topic?
so is this a form of shingles?
You told me doctors took scrapings and diagnosed shingles
yes, but I don't have the rash
Okay, then you need to see a dermatologist to take scrapings of the sores to determine what the cause is
thank you for your time
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