Is it painful? It shounds like shingles to me. I have it right now. I never had a fever. Mine started out 3weeks ago. It started with flu like symptoms, then into a constant itch, that no matter what I did, I couldn't scratch it. Two days later I had a small rash. Two days after that, it blistered up. I only have 2 spots. One about the size of a silver dollar pancake and one the size of a 50cent piece. And it hurts like hell.
You may not get alot of blisters, and I hope that you don't. Because I know the pain that goes along w/ this and I don't wish it upon anyone! It's also a good thing that you happened to have a DR appt that day. Since you were able to get started on meds right away, it should really help to minimize the spreading of the blisters and even the nerve damage that causes the pain. I wasn't so lucky. I had the blisters for 5 days before I made it into the doctors office.
Hope I helped. And I hope that you have a quick recovery.
Last edited by Leather48; 04-20-2008 at 10:41 AM.
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