Well had the doc out today noticed a raised rash in a cresent shape on my bum lucky for me being in a nursing home as the nurse first saw it yesterday this nurse was one of our mental health trained nurses but good at her job, she asked me if I minded if she got a medical nurse down (we have 3 floors) to take a look and get an opinion I am never one to bother about this approach to me always the sign of a good ersnu and this one is, so the following morning a doctor was called for, after the nurse told him why he was called and I indignantly dropped my pants and did a mooney he diagnosed the started a dose of shingles. Thankfully no oral antibiotics just a topical one in cream, ensured I had enough pain killers (as I had buphenorphine 20pu/24 patch and codiene or paracetomol for flare up pains.
One thing I must raise while in that region more where the sun does not shine is what I have had since January is in the sacral cleft I have a moisture lesion n ot quite a pressure sore but more in the making of one caused by many of us who are no longer active as they used to be. For this I am awaiting a plastic surgeon to pass his wisdom on how to close the lesion. So all of you try not to sit still in one place for too long.