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Mild headache on one side followed by breakout of blisters on forehead, aching glands under jaw toward ear. Herpes symptoms ?

Hi, I arrived in a tropical country a week ago and immediately got too much sun. A few days later, a mild headache on one side of the front part of my head followed by a breakout of blisters on my forehead on the same side as where my headache is, followed by aching glands under my jaw toward my ear on the same side. I had a similar outbreak of blisters on my forehead and it was diagnosed as herpes . Is it safe to say that that s what I m experiencing now?
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Thanks for using Healthcaremagic,

After going through your history headache on one side and clear fluid blisters strongly points to the possibility of Herpes Zoster.

If you have suffered herpes in past you may be aware of the lesion.

I would suggest to visit a Dermatologist or Physician and get it confirmed once it is diagnosed then proper treatment with anti viral drug like Acyclovir may be given .

Supportive treatment include analgesic,B1,B6 & B12 vitamins and local application of anti viral ointment.

Hope this information helps.

Take care.
Good Luck.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D.
Answered: Sat, 30 Nov 2013
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