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Teenager with shingles-at end of tether

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charitymum Mon 07-Jan-13 20:53:48

My DD just diagnosed with shingles. Poor baby. After two weeks of same cold/cough/sore throat that has effected everyone in house.

Isn't she young to get it? Could it just be because she run down?

She managing ok at moment but I'm beside myself as this comes after week of my DS of 5 months being in and house of hospital on 02 for wheezing.

Help? What are others' experiences?

ilovepowerhoop Mon 07-Jan-13 20:57:54

ds had it at the age of 3! Anyone can get it if they have had chicken pox in the past. Did she get prescribed anti-virals?

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Shingles/Pages/Treatment.aspx

charitymum Mon 07-Jan-13 21:58:48

No to anti virals-apparently the young don't generally need them. How long did you DD take to clear up?

ilovepowerhoop Tue 08-Jan-13 07:00:02

It took about the same time as chicken pox although was misdiagnosed as eczema to begin with and I was given cream to put on it (poor ds, must have been sore!)

downindorset Tue 08-Jan-13 19:39:11

Aloe vera gel is very soothing on the rash. Available cheaply in large tubes from places like Holland and Barrat.

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