Hi,@karen00! Well, I have to tell you that my entire scalp, left forehead, and left eye was covered in Shingles. My beloved PCP diagnosed me with folliculitis on a Monday. I took Bactrim faithfully for four days straight. Nothing.
So off to the Nurse Practitioner who took one look at me and said Shingles. Dealt with that for a month. Brief respite of a few days.
Then the Shingles came back in full force. Along with a painful patch of cellulitis the size of a Georgia peach. It felt like a volcano about to erupt. While in that state, I presented myself yet a third time, whereupon. he alleviated the pressure. Let's just say two shots of lanacaine were nowhere near enough.
I just finished Valtrex yesterday. Hopefully that is the end of Shingles.
I do take probiotics, vitamin C and e. We eat lots of vegetables and drink plenty of filtered water. I stay busy, moving around all day long. You are wise to take good care of cellulitis. It can be a bear to deal with. Oh. I forgot to tell you. I have a bald patch where the cellulitis was. He is hopeful my hair will grow back.
Just another fun day in the neighborhood. Ha!
Thank you for your comments! I am so pleased to have met you here! Will you come back sometime and visit?