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Herpetic Whitlow and Shingles infection, no history of genital herpes, family member suffering from hives. Allergy related diseases?

I have both Herpetic Whitlow and Shingles , per the ER doctor. I understand that both are different Herpes viruses , however I ve never had genital herpes . Is it common to have both Shingles and Herpetic Whitlow at the same time? Also my seven year old is breaking out in hives that come and go regularly. We are going to the allergist Friday, the pediatrician thinks we have something viral. What could that be? THANK YOU
Asked On : Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Hello,
Infection related hives or urticaria especially in children is a common occurence.
You are right about the herpetic whitlow and shingles, but both usually respond to aciclovir.
Take cetirizine 10mg tablets or any anti-allergic medication for the hives, and do consult your doctor to see if a Chest X Ray will be required, and extra antibiotics apart from anti-virals when you visit.

Best Wishes.
Answered: Thu, 6 Jun 2013
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