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Hello I am fairly new on here. About 4-5 weeks ago I experienced a pain in my head like nothing I have had efore. I do get migraines but this was totally different. My glands were hugely swollen on the right side of my head/neck, I had a temperature and my scalp was very soreto touch and red. I thought I may have had shingles, but the doctor said I didn't. I was due to fly t Ausralia for my daughters wedding, and felt so poorly I was thinking I would.t be able to go. Even thou the doctor knew I had a long haul flight ahead of me they just told me to take pain killers, as I think they thought i was stressed induced headaches due to the fact I do not like flying.Within 2 days of arriving in Australia I was so poorly ( the flight also wa a nightmare as I was in such pain in my head...I didnt even care about the flight!) that I had to go to my daughters doctor. He was shocked when he saw my scalp ( the doctor in the uk didnt once look at my scalp even though I said it was so sore and tender) and immediately prescribed a course of antibiotics, and pain killers. I began to feel better within 2 days. When I went back to get the test results (I had to get blood tests) he told me I had cellulitus in my scalp. I had to have a further course of anti biotics. I am now back in the U.K. Has anyone else had this? andhow do you get it? I am otherwise fit and healthy. I do feel a bit annoyed that I wasnt given any antibiotics in the UK - especially as I had such swollen glands an a high temperature, and they knew i had a long-haul flight. They did test me for something called G.C.A which came back negative, and then they just seemed to give up. I hardly ever go to the doctor and when I went 1 day before the flight and said how much pain I was in and how ill I felt. they just said " I am sure once you get to Australia you will e ok, but if it gets worse go to a doctor out there"
Reading some of the other post on here about cellulitus it seems to recur and I am now worried mine will also. Any feed back woul be appreciated
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