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weird combination of symptoms. is this right?

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  • Posted By: sandykassia
  • November 14, 2007
  • 01:39 PM

It doesn't make sense.

I got the shingles 3 days ago.

But one week before (still happening now) I started having this insect bites marks on me. So these small very itchy red bumbs (exact like when a bug bites you) are showing up around my ankle area, wrist area, elbow area... they appear in both side and go away after a few days (sometimes the bump persist).

Doctor says has nothing to do with the single that I got after this whole bug thing started. But it is weird. I don't think they are insect bites. It is freaking cold in here and there is no insect in the area. Also, I am the only person in the house that get them (selective bitting?)

Not sure if it is an add, but my throath hurts too...

Anyone has an idea if could be something else?

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  • Sounds like some kind of immune deficiency... Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 14, 2007
    • 02:13 PM
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  • Thats weird, that happens to me all the time. No matter the time of year I always end up with bug bites, usually on my face, arms and stomach. For a while I thought they were bug bites but now I'm wondering if they are just isolated hives or something like that. They usually show up during the night, I'll wake up with a new "bugbite" or two and my boyfriend wont have a single one. We sleep in the same bed yet I'm the only one who gets them, so I'm thinking it is a symptom of something. If I find anything I'll let you know.
    mysticshadow 7 Replies
    • November 16, 2007
    • 04:26 PM
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  • Oh, I forgot to add, I've never had shingles but I do get the throat problems too.
    mysticshadow 7 Replies
    • November 16, 2007
    • 04:28 PM
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  • Itchy rash is part of having shingles.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • November 16, 2007
    • 08:21 PM
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  • It does sound like immune deficiency. Your body can't "fight" bacteria, viruses ect. Please consider NAET or BioSET therapy as a way to fix the immune system. I've been having treatments and my symptoms have disappeared. I had over 70 of them. take care and please look into it....it will help....alot! mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • November 17, 2007
    • 03:19 PM
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  • Might be a simple alergic reaction to something around you,Try antihistamene tablets to see if it clears up first. Regards
    TerryG 120 Replies
    • November 18, 2007
    • 00:43 PM
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  • Get checked for MRSA - a simple nasal swab culture. MRSA is an antibiotic resistant staph infection usually treated by a course of Bactrim. The "bug bites" could be MRSA boils. My husband just went through this. It only took 8 months to get a doctor to do the under $75.00 test.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 20, 2007
    • 10:33 AM
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  • Maybe its scabies?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 20, 2007
    • 11:26 PM
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  • He's right, what you're describing perfectly fits on an MRSA (meticilin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection, it can explain the red dots that you say come and go from your skin, and perhaps -I'm not sure of this- the pain at your throat. Actually, a friend of mine was infected with this, and he precisely had this boils at his wrists, and they come an go very quickly as you describe them.You should ask a doctor to check you on this, and start treatment immediately, so hopefully you'll get rid of it soon :) I wish you luck, please keep us in touch
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 21, 2007
    • 07:27 AM
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  • Hi! What you describe perfectly fits on a meticilin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection scenario, an infection that could clearly cause red pimples and boils like the ones that you describe, which come and go quickly, and perhaps -I'm not sure about this- it could also cause your pain at the throat. A friend of mine got this, and he precisely had this boils specially ant the wrists, which is somewhat revealing, perhaps.In fact, I read that somewhere:http://wordnet.com.au/Products/topics_in_infectious_diseases_Nov01.htm"Staphylococcus aureus ('golden staph') occurs on the skin (including the ear and external female genitals) and in the nose, mouth, throat, intestines and internal female genitals in many people and, rarely, in the anterior urethra and eye."...."It is, in fact, probably the most commonly isolated organism from human (and animal) infections, causing infections in almost every organ in the body, including boils, wound infections, abscesses, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, bone infections and bacteremia and septicemia ('blood poisoning')."However, don't get scared by reading things like this, it seems that commonly it does only cause relatively mild symptoms, and you sure will get rid of it with the proper treatment if this is what you have. Well I hope you find the answer you're looking for and you get well soon ;), please keep us in touch
    cloudtop 3 Replies
    • November 21, 2007
    • 04:00 PM
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  • Please tell us more about the shingles. Did they give you zovirax, anti-itch pills, pain meds and cortisone? I hope so. How old are you? Also, check out bed bugs and fleas which can survive indoors in winter...they just come out for a meal (you) when they are hungry.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • November 22, 2007
    • 00:36 PM
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