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Ten months ago I was diagnosed with shingles on my face by a

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dermatologist. The blisters were...
Ten months ago I was diagnosed with shingles on my face by a dermatologist. The blisters were in/on my nose and upper left cheek. The doctor told me that they were scabbing over and said it would take its course without any intervention, i.e. Valtrex. A week later it looked better and my nose returned to a normal shape and color. I woke up a day later and my nose was red, slightly swollen and sensitive to the touch. I went back to doctor who gave me a 10 day prescription for valtrex. She backed off the shingles dx and said it might be something else, but she was never able to give me a definitive diagnosis. My nose has never returned to normal. It remains red, slightly swollen at the tip, and sensitive to touch sometimes. Once or twice it looks like it is gong to clear up as the redness starts to go away beginning at the bridge and working its way down to tip, but it never clears completely. The tip remains a darker shade of red and the swelling has never gone away. Any idea what this could be? Persistent shingles?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago
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Hello

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The photobucket link is not opening for me and I do not see a paper clip icon (using an iPad). Do you have a number I can text?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I see a link to add files. I will try that.
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

DO YOU SEE an attachment clip in the chat box?

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Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

great thanks!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I don't see a paper clip anywhere. I am going to end this session. Please disregard my request for a phone call. Thank you for your time.
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

I could try to answer without the photo Should i continue or opt out?

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Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

Should i continue with the answer?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Do your best without a photo, thanks.
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

This is definitely not persistent shingles.

This sounds like persistent Rosacea

it is the persistent inflammation of sebaceous glands

Do you get boils anytime on the area

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No boils , but sometimes I think I see very small bumps on surface.
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

Yes , this is what I was mentioning about. The sebaceous glands are causing the small bumps.

Are these bumps painful?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sometimes, on days when the inflammation seems greater
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

Does this red condition also increase with alcohol/wine / exercise /heat?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have tried to identify things in my diet that could be related, but have not made any connections. Heat does not see me to be a bother.
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

This condition is called Rosacea and is not related to Shingles.

This condition can be controlled with application of Retinol based creams on the area on a daily basis for a minimum of 3 months

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned?

Would you like me to release the application for giving me a rating for my answer provided?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
thank you
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

Thank you very much

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