A hard-learned lesson about shingles | Blogs
It was the beginning of a Labor Day weekend when Al felt a strange sensation on his right buttock, just underneath his back pocket where he carried his wallet. It was kind of sore and kind of itchy.
Although it wasn’t easy to do, he took a look and saw a red area. He figured his skin was irritated from rubbing against the corner of his wallet.
The red area got larger and the painful itch became more intense. Al hated to bother his doctor on a holiday weekend, so he waited three days to call for an appointment.
One glance and his doctor knew immediately that he had shingles. Would you recognize shingles if you saw it? Diane Atwood describes the signs and symptoms, how shingles is treated and how it can be prevented.