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A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner
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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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I red bumps that turn and a rash under my armpit that was

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I red bumps that turn brown and a rash under my armpit that was flat red that hurt pretty bad than little bumps all over it . My doc said it was shingle
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Shingles can be very painful. Did your doc put you on an anti-viral medication?

Thanks,

Schuyler

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Looking for a second answer
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The spot were it hurt so bad is about the size of a half doller
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A silver color over the top of the spot
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you talk what you think
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.

Certainly the doctor who has seen the lesions is better equipped to diagnose shingles than someone who hasn't actually seen the lesions. They are pretty distinctive and hard to confuse with other disorders. The antiviral will help lessen the severity and longevity of the symptoms, plus help avoid a long-term problem from shingles called post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) which can cause pain for years.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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