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I have shingles and there is a large blister in the outer

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I have shingles and there is a large blister in the outer corner of my left eye should I go to the emergency room I'm 70 and otherwise healthy
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 3 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

Occasionally, shingles can involve the eye and this is known as herpes ophthalmicus.

If you are not currently experiencing any eye pain or blurry vision then you can go to your primary doctor who can treat you with oral acyclovir (800 mg, five times daily) for seven to 10 days.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 3 months ago.

Checking in. Is there anything else I can help you with today?