Re: Face lumps, shingles?
While i am not too sure what the lumps actually are,the thing with shingles is normally in most cases,the shingles will only reoccur in just one dermatome or the specic area that would be affect by the nerve root that the chicken pox virus decided to actually settle in.you mentioned you actually had the shingles appear in your back? the face and the back would be two seperate dermatomes.i suppose there could be a possibility that you may have some other form of the herpes virus tho,and this is why you are getting some relief from the valtrex?just some thoughts to ponder.there are different varients of the herpes virus which is what chicken pox and shingles are,a herpes virus.you may want to research other herpes varients to see if anything fits your actual symptoms.**
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