Shingles with no rash?
December 21, 2009 9:32 AM Subscribe
He thought it was an ear infection. Doc says shingles. Really?
posted by BlahLaLa to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So Mr. BlahLaLa had a cold, followed by an earache that eventually got so strong and annoying he thought it was an ear infection. He also has a lot of pain all over the side of his head -- same side as the ear. So this morning he went to the doc...who said his ear is totally clear, and instead all that pain is because Hubby has is shingles.
But he has no rash.
Doc prescribed heavy-duty Valtrex, but said the pain might take more than a week to subside. Mr. BlahLahLah did have chicken pox as a kid.
You're Not Our Doctor, but here are our questions:
#1: Shingles? Really?
#2: We co-sleep with our 6.5 year old kid. Is this contagious?
If anyone can shed some light on this non-rashy shingles, we would appreciate it. Also, we'd love to hear about the prognosis for this. Hubby tensed up at the doc's and didn't quite absorb everything the doc was saying.