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Shingles is covering at least half of arm from forefinger to high on shoulder. Slight pain for 2 days before rash started 5 days ago (couple pink spots) and has continued to expand to present along with pain. Shingles was diagnosed 4 days ago and anti-viral was prescribed, but pills were so big (1gm) they couldn’t be swallowed and now way pass 72hrs recommend time frame for start. Pain is extreme to point arm and hand cannot be used at all. Vicodin doesn’t relieve pain only allows 2-3 hours of sleep (which does help some). A melanoma was removed from forearm with 4 lymph nodes removed in arm pit 7 years ago.
All ready understand Shingles process but have questions that can’t seem to get answers about.
1) How long does the rash normally keep spreading?
2) At what point does the most severe pain slack off?
3) Any recommendations for pain relief?
4) Does anybody know if complications could happen because of lymph nodes removed?
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