Shingles Support Group

Herpes zoster, colloquially known as shingles, is the reactivation of varicella zoster virus, leading to a crop of painful blisters over the area of a dermatome. It occurs very rarely in children and adults, but its incidence is high in the elderly (over 60), as well as in any age group of immunocompromised patients.

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Stomach pain & Massive bloating

Hello, I've been searching the net for information on Shingles. I was just diagnosed with it a few days ago, they caught it kind of late though, it wasn't until the 3-5 day that I went into the doctor. I'm on Valtrex for it now, and it seems to be working. However, now I'm getting very severe pains in my stomach, it's been bloated for days now. I'm only 18, and I don't have HIV, or cancer that would cause severe reactions. I don't know what to do. Some help from experienced people like yourselves would be a huge help.
Also I've still been going to work, can anything severe come out of that, should I take some time off?



I'd call your doctor and tell him/her about it