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    Are blisters around the forehead and eyes indicative of shingles?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: my doctor think I may have shingles its on my head and forehead near my eyeshot I do not have the pain nor itch nor fever that is part of it
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it's not always necessary

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

some patients get shingles with mild symptoms so this is not very strange. Fever is not common in shingles. Pain is. If you have the characteristic fluid filled blisters (clear at first, foggy later) and the blisters are located on your half forehead and around the eye then shingles is a very likely diagnosis. A picture might help...

Shingles occurs as a reactivation of varicella-zoster virus which may occur after coming into contact with it (usually at a young age) by getting chickenpox.

I hope it helps!
Kind regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 5 minutes later
there is no pain no itch , should I go to a dermatologist
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
you'd better go

Detailed Answer:
A picture would have helped me to have a better idea of your condition...

Yes, visiting a dermatologist or your primary care physician is the right decision. If you have eye symptoms too then you'd better visit an ophthalmologist as well because this virus may affect the eye. Valacyclovir is perhaps the best treatment option for shingles.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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