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I understand your concern.
Will you be able to upload an image of your blisters?
Based on that the specialist can reply.
Awaiting your reply,
Patient replied :
I'm hoping you can open the files as I've sent them. If not, the only other way that I am experienced with sending pictures is through email and text messaging.
Thanks for posting your query. I can understand your concern.
I reviewed the pictures, i cant see the lesions very clearly but i can see a lot of flaking of the skin which indicates that the healing has begun. The itching is due to flaking. You can apply a moisturizing Lotion to soothe the itching.
However I can't see if there are any blisters still there. Scarring is common after an attack of shingles.
Usually all the blisters resolve in about 10 days. If in 18 days there are still open or sore lesions, I would recommend meeting your dermatologist as soon as possible. Meanwhile you can apply am antibiotic cream like mupirocin or fucidin twice daily in order to aid the healing process.
Please let me know if you have any queries.
Patient replied :
I'm embarrassed to say that I forgot to tell you that the flaking was due to application of Nu-Skin spray that I used earlier in the day to provide a barrier between the blisters and my clothing. It provided very minimal relief. I had bathed since then but apparently didn't get the topical completely off since I couldn't stand to use even a washcloth on that area. It finally flaked off this morning and after washing, one can see that approximately 1/4 have scabbed over. The remaining areas are itchy and sore blisters but not oozing or open. But since it has been more than 10 days, I will consult a dermatologist. Thank you
Thanks for your reply.
It's ok. Don't worry about it. But yes you would need to see a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can take an anti histamine like claritin to control the itching.