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I am a 47 year old woman with long hair and scalp shingles. I can't even touch my hair without spontaneous tears. Has anyone else has shingles on the scalp? I have bumps and blisters all over the right side of my scalp down to my hairline. I also have the rash on my neck, face and shoulder but the ones on my head are exponentially more excruciatingly painful. I am taking Gabapentin and Hydrocodone and they only barely knock the edge off the pain.
I am on day 2 of the rash.
I am wondering if anyone has any advice for relief for scalp shingles. Do I need to keep the wounds clean? I can't imagine washing my hair. As for relieve- anything topical that will work with long hair? Any type of compress? I am desperate so any advice is appreciated!
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