... is experiencing all over pain that is very intense along with very bad itching. We are going to the ER in a little bit but is there anything I can do for him now?
It sure sounds like the shingles that I had last summer. I was given an anti-viral medication to take orally, to hopefully prevent it from returning. I suggest a visit to his doctor and a discussion about "pain management". My outbreak was in early June, and I am still feeling "pins and needles" throughout the area that I broke out in.
I am finding that the weather, and types of fabric affect this as well. I just hope and pray that it NEVER returns! I advise EVERYONE who has had Chicken Pox to run as fast as they can, to their Dr. to get the Shingles Vaccine... once you get Shingles, the vaccine doesn't work.
The good news is that today most children get immunized against Chicken Pox... because if you have had them, you are at risk to acquire Shingles. And if you have Shingles, you can pass on Chicken Pox to those who are not immunized. That is the info that I learned from my doctor. Good Luck and Speedy Recovery!
i have had shingles for 2 weeks with the usual pain, tingling and itching. it is the itching that is the worst at this time. i used a cream i brought in the middle east called sudocrem. it is a antiseptic healing cream. it stopped the itching and stinging the second i put it on. i think walgreens has it and it also can be brought on line. it truly stops the itching and when it wears off, i just reapply. i was scratching so that i draw blood. it is truly a miracle cream
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