Fever and Blisters – Possibility of Shingles
Q: I’m a 47 year old white male. I’ve been experiencing cold chills, nausea and pressure on my head. Three days later now my entire body has spots like early chicken pox. I’ve already had chicken pox when I was 7. I also feel light headed.
Your clinical picture is most commonly seen in the varicella induced illnesses. These include chicken pox and herpes zoster (shingles).
Now, you need to take care of the skin lesions just in case they rupture. Take adequate amount of water. If you feel burning in the area of spots, then inform your physician. At an early stage of herpes zoster, antiviral medication such as acyclovir may shorten the course of disease.