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Suggest treatment for herpes zoster

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Dr. Rahul Kumar

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Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: It started with an itchy forearm and within 18 hrs. i had what seems like swelling on the bone on top of my arm. I picked up some antihistimene to try to help the itching but it did not. Then the swelling started to go down but this morning I noticed the itchiness had moved to the underside of my wrist and the wrist joint straight up from the little finger is aching and sensitive to movement or pressure on the bone. Where the itch and swelling was on the top of the arm was the skin was red and warm. there was no pain with the first bump on the top of the arm.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Herpes zoster

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Your symptoms are suggestive of herpes zoster.
It is a viral infection affecting the nerves.
Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area?
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you.
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