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My dad has been suffering from shingles for almost a month now. It started with severe headaches, and literally overnight he started having terrible blisters all throughout his hair and half of his forehead. He was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with herpes zoster.
He was given a bunch of medications and antibiotics as well as creams. Fortunately, 2-3 days after taking the antibiotics and creams the blisters have started to heal. However, since it effected half of his head, his eye became terribly red, and he became sensitive to light. He can't properly open his right eye.
He was then taken to more than 2 eye doctors who said that his eye is completely fine, and that his vision is good. But still he find it difficult to open his eyes and go out in the sunlight.
Two days ago, we took him to yet another doctor who said that the nerve which was infected and caused the shingles, is now "relaxed" that's why he's having trouble opening his eye properly, and it will take a while for the nerve to heal again.
He's also been having terrible headache episodes to the point that he's in tears due to the pain. These episodes lasts for about 5-10 minutes, after that he feels that his eye opens up a little bit.
I've been reading a lot about singles, and how to treat it, yet I haven't found anyone with the same symptoms as my dad. So, if anyone has any thoughts or similar experiences, please feel free to share.
Thank you so much.
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