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Daughter has shingles, has taken vaccine, antibiotics, pain…

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Daughter has shingles, has...

Daughter has shingles, has taken vaccine, antibiotics, pain meds. Apparently she is developing a second round of outbreak of pustules. Earliest appointment with PCP is 3 weeks away. What blood tests should be performed? Given her circumstances is time a factor?

Doctor's Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?

She has not, as yet, had a blood draw.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

That's the problem! she is 44, was adopted as an infant and for us her records were sealed ... so we don't know. What should be looked for?

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Neurology
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Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 10 months ago
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Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 10 months ago

do you have a picture?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Have no picture. I presume you have seen my original comments & questions. Not having her birth records & particularly no maternal health info what sort of critical info should we be looking for?
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 10 months ago

are you sure it is shingles?

did she take valtrex?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
she has taken valtrex.
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 10 months ago

Ok I really need a picture of the second outbreak

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Her diagnosis was Shingles. It is following a pathway alkng T5-6, unilateral. Pustules appeared but apparently dried & diminished but did not completely disappear.
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 10 months ago

Ok then they are probably healed up

the pain that she is feeling is likely postherpetic neuralgia

pain of inflamed nerves after the infection is gone

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Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 10 months ago

Thanks for this question
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