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On Tuesday I noticed my tonsils were up, as were the other glands around my neck, which is not unusual for me. By Tuesday night I had a terrible headache, fever and started vomiting. On Wednesday morning I had a rash on my forehead and some tenderness on my tongue and self diagnosed myself with shingles. I was exhausted and went to sleep but when I woke up I found that my whole face and neck were covered in chicken pox like sores.
I saw my GP on Thursday morning who diagnosed HFM as I now had sores on the soles of my feet and hands, but I showed the DR that I was also starting to get them EVERYWHERE else. She said I wouldn’t get it badly being an adult and I should just dose up and go back to work (as a care assistant for the elderly.) This now seems like a ludicrous suggestion considering how infectious it seems.
It’s now Saturday my tongue is swollen, every inch of me is covered in these yellow or red sores, and I mean EVERY inch including my scalp (which is the most painful) and my genitals. I have them up my nose, in my ears and my eyes....everywhere. Painkillers aren’t touching it, bonjella only helps for a few minutes and I quite honestly have never felt this ill.
It seems a shame looking at this site, that Dr’s are so willing to dismiss adults with the infection, when apparently we CAN get it severely.
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