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Blisters on the outside of the ear lobe. Have lupus blisters on the chest. Herpes or shingles?

I have had blisters on the outside if my ear in the lobe and inner part if ear on the outside the seep and are painful I have been on keflex cipro and now cleocin I also put bacitracin on the blisters and use a lanicane cream for the pain along with the seeping it bleeds and is swollen . I also have lupus and have had lupus rashes with blisters on my chest . I have had different doctors say maybe herpes virius possibly shingles I am so frustrated do you have any ideas
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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The synonym for herpes zoster infection is shingles.It is usually caused by re-activation of the varicella zoster virus.This virus usually causes chicken pox at the primary stage.The virus remain inactive in the nerve roots for long years.Re-activation of the virus following any secondary precipitating factor will result in, what is called as herpes zoster infection.This presents as painful blisters usually involving one side of the body.As most other viral infections, it is self limiting.Treatment involves supportive care only.Antibiotic tablets and cream that has been used by you have been prescribed for preventing secondary bacterial infection.Anti viral drugs may also be tried.There is no need to be frustrated and with time you will become completely well again .So cheer up and have a nice day.
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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