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OK, I probably should not have read all that other stuff about MRSA.
DS called tonight and said he went to infirmary earlier this week, and then again today...
Last week, he had a lesion on his cheek. I actually saw it but didn't say anything (we visited him on Saturday). It looked like sort of a large pimple/red spot on his cheek. He has outgrown acne, and usually has smooth clear skin, but I chalked it up to some late onset renegade pimple.
Apparently, he took it upon himself to get it checked out Monday, because it assumed boil-like proportions (according to him) and they told him it was herpes zoster/shingles: since it developed a week ago, the medicine doesn't work unless it's taken within 24 hours, so they sent him on his way. Then earlier today, he noticed another lesion on his neck, so he went back to the infirmary this AM and they gave him something to take orally.
Now I'm really worried!!! After reading the other thread, and the fact that it's spreading, should I be?? How does one distinguish shingles from MRSA?