When my doctor saw me on Thursday, she recommended I put Oragel on them to ease the pain but she didn't mention anything about it spreading.
Katie aka Lupus Poopus
Dx: Lupus, Hypothyroidism, Anxiety disorder, Bipolar,
Possibly misdiagnosis: Fibromialgia
Suspected: Sleep Apnea, Carpal Tunnel
No current medication
Quoted from about.com:The majority of lupus patients lead normal lives. The worst adversary comes from within, when the patient loses hope, loses will, and gives in to frustration and depression.
We must all stay positive!
Post Edited (LupusPoopus) : 8/8/2009 10:41:54 AM (GMT-6)
If your doctor didn't show much concern about your blisters as far as them being contagious, I wouldn't worry too much about that. I often get small ones too on my face, but they seem to go away in a few days. I try not to touch them or touch anyone if I've touched them.
If they were to get worse, or you possibly did develop Shingles-they cannot be contracted from person to person, unless by direct touch. If someone did get them from you it would depend on whether or not they had the chicken pox or not. Someone who directly touched your shingles that had already had the chicken pox, would possibly contract shingles. Someone who directly touched your shingles that had never had chicken pox, would develop the chicken pox from your shingles.
I'm glad you asked about all of this, because I've never had a nose sore before when I've been to my doctor. They have white-coat syndrome and always seem to disappear right before I have to go. I wasn't sure what to put on them for relief-and they certainly are painful in my nose. :(
Thanks! I hope you are feeling better soon.