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I was diagnosed having shingles yesterday in your emergency

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I was diagnosed having shingles yesterday in your emergency room by Dr. Buchan. He prescribed me famciclovir and hydrocodone. The lesion I have sits on my right eye in the corner where my brow line begins on the bridge of my nose. My question is this: how do I treat this other than the medication? What kind of diet and who do I call if the lesions move more towards my eyeball? The swelling has increased significantly already and the lesion is moving towards the eye duct and it is excruciating. Can I send you a picture so you can see my concern??
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I currently do not take any medications and am allergic to Keflex
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I do suffer from migraines and have been told I have bulging discs and an MRI showed hyper intensive foci.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

There is no effective treatment other than medications.

How close is this to your eye?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It is in the corner of my right eye really close to my tear duct
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

What type of doctor prescribed this?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can i send you a picture of it?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

You can attach a picture here

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The emergency room doctor
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

Sorry, thought you were going to attach a picture?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ApparentlyI am challenged. I am trying to!
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

OK, this is OK at this point.

You must take the prescribed medication as directed by your doctor.

You need follow up with your own doctor as this needs to be monitored.

If it gets into the eye, IV steroid in the hospital would be needed, and this is why close attention to the situation is needed.

As to diet, you can support healing with an anti inflammatory diet, which essentially means a plant based diet.

OK, let me know if you have more questions.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok. The lesion is growing since yesterday so you don't thinkI should go back at this point?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

I think if it gets closer and closer to the eye you should go back, and your doctor needs to see this and help you with those decisions. Right now you have room, but if it goes toward the eye, IV steroid needed.

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Otherwise, let me know if you need any clarification.

Also: Hopefully this helps and I have earned a 5 rating from you today. [This has to be clicked on the rating scale on your page.] A 5 rating specifically allows me to have full credit and continue my accurate service as well as providing follow up to you as needed, and it costs you nothing more. Thanks.