Thread: Circle of red bumps
9/21/2010 2:07pm, #31
That MRSA stuff is no joke, we've had a few institutional outbreaks here...
Glad it turned out ok.
Thus the importance of the MD diagnosis....
(Blister and crust, there's a band name there...)
Curious, did your doc suggest just letting it run its course or are you taking anything?
9/22/2010 11:46am, #32
9/22/2010 2:47pm, #33
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I'm not sure even anti-virals work against shingles. The virus itself is safe in the nerve (much like Herpes simplex (coldsores)). Once the virus particles decide to migrate it's too late to do much. An anti-viral would need to be topical and neuro-absorbent I guess.
9/22/2010 3:14pm, #34
I was under the impression shingles was overwhelmingly painful? Or am I thinking of scabies? I remember a friend of mine from work got one or the other and was out for near on a month.
9/22/2010 3:38pm, #35The fool thinks himself immortal,
If he hold back from battle;
But old age will grant him no truce,
Even if spears spare him.