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Old 08-25-2006, 02:43 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by donjuan45i View Post
never even heard of it, does it itch like chicken pox?
kinda, it's more of just an irritation.

when chicken pox dies down, it never exits the body, it just becomes dormant and is stored in nerve endings or something. in some cases, later on in life (usually at 50-60) the virus becomes active again for a variety of reasons. in my case, it's almost like a golfball sized patch of skin by my shoulderblade that's all blistered and rashy. should go away in a week or so, but without treatment i run the risk of killing the nerve endings in my back in this little patch...
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