Month into shingles and now URI

Posted , 5 users are following.

This is a double whammy!  Woke up this morning with head and chest congestion.  Anyone experience an infection of sorts after shingles?  I suppose you are susceptible because of the virus.  On antibiotic and cough med and con't Gabapentin and lidocaine patches.

1 like, 4 replies

Report / Delete

4 Replies

  • Posted

    I feel sorry for you I have shingles in the head ad it for 15 months on and off it is back again now very itchy 
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi Donna,

    The most common complication after any viral infection is a bacterial infection.

    Kids get ear infections after a cold, people get pneumonia after contracting influenza, and after I had shingles in my right ear the first time, I had a severe bacterial ear infection in both ears.

    Please let me know how I may how you.

    Best Wishes

    Merry Juliana

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Thanks everyone... I figured you would be susceptible to another infection (bacterial).  I'll get through it and yes I am resting.  Slept ok last night, no coughing (thanks to cough medicine) but face aching (sinus).  Steaming, sinus pack (heated) and I'll "hose" ok rinse my sinuses with Neilmed.  Hitting it with everything I have.  Having no energy with the shingles and now none again is disconcerting.  I'll make.  Thanks everyone!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you all have some relief! smile

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Yes!! Very frequently after my episodes I would get a cough, sore throats, and head congestion. And even sometimes before. It's like shingles isn't hard enough on its own!!! REST!!!

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up