I've been having a burning pain in my left forearm for the past week or 10 days. As a dermatologist, I seriously thought it might be shingles. Well, today a typical diagnostic rash appeared. It is herpes zoster; shingles.. yuck !
I've opted not to go see my favorite dermatologist, Dr Wong. He replaced me in my practice 14 years ago when I retired. A neat guy and a good doctor. There is an antibiotic that helps but I'm going to tough is out.
Strangely, shingles is usually very localized following one nerve root. I've got isolated spots on my hand, chest and neck. They itch intently. I'm really not feeling too well. I think I'll quit this and catch you next time.