Could This Be Dh On Scalp? in Dermatitis Herpetiformis Posted October 3, 2005 · Report to Admin They looked at them for shingles (problem was by the time I saw a doctor I had scatched them open with my hairbrush). Doc decided it was some kind of scalp infection so gave me an antiobiotic. I had to go to the doc three times (each time saw a different doc at same office) to get diagnosed for my shingles last year. But I didn't know to ask if I could have shingles.... In any case, even when I was finally diagnosed, the doc gave me so much misinformation about shingles that the neurologist (I had to see for the pain) was horrified. Almost everything the diagnosing doc told me about shingles was flat out wrong! She did not even know about postherpetic neuralgia which is what you can get if you don't get diagnosed swiftly with shingles. If you do have shingles (which I'm hopng you don't) you have to get the anti-viral meds in order for them to go away for good. Valtrex is what they give you in the US. And if for some reason you do have shingles and you are eventually in unimaginable pain, you need to see a neurologist to help you get through it with anti- seizure meds or something similar. And one more thing - shingles can NOT pass the middle line in your body. It will affect only one side of your body. So if you have bumps that are on both sides of the body, you should not have shingles. Good luck! Tiffany M.