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I think I have shingles. The rash is around my mid section front to back. W

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I just discovered it when I was in the shower. I take several medicines- 2 for high blood pressure. Neurotin for tingling of hands and feel. Prednisone and bactrim . None of these are new. I am 72 years old and diagnosed with Vasculitis. I have foot drop in both feet and use a wheelchair.

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I regularly see a Nemphrologist, Hematologist, and my primary care dr. I had bloodworm done the week after Thanksgiving and saw the first two dry.

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Board Certified and I have 30 years of patient experience and I am here to help you today. I'm sorry you are concerned about having Shingles.

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Let me ask you some additional questions. Is your rash painful?

Have you had chickenpox?

Does the rash go all around your body or just half way?

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