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

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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

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Customer: replied 1 year 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: replied 1 year ago.
I see a link to add files. I will try that.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

DO YOU SEE an attachment clip in the chat box?

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

great thanks!

Customer: replied 1 year 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.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Should i continue with the answer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do your best without a photo, thanks.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year 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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No boils , but sometimes I think I see very small bumps on surface.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

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

Are these bumps painful?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sometimes, on days when the inflammation seems greater
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year 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.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year 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?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much