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Blisters on hand shingles

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: It certainly sounds like herpes zoster (shingles). See your doc and get treated! the sooner the better. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream has b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Prob not shingles: Your doctor probably is correct that this isn't shingles. "Hands and arms" (plural) suggests this rash is on both sides of your body, which doesn't ha ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Porphyria: Porphyria is a rare disorder and few physicians have significant experience treating it. There is a skin form but other types can have skin involvemen ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not, but...: Most likely it's no longer contagious, but maybe possiblly transmissible until crusts have dried and fallen away, and all vesicles (blisters) cleared ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Can take time: Herpes lesion appear periodically with varying time intervals and various stimuli. Having herpes does not rule of shingles.
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
No: No side effects, but waste of money. No benefit from more than 1 week unless you have impaired immunity from a serious condition. Zovirax (acyclovir) ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Shingles: Unlikely but without testing you wouldn't know.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Khan
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: If it is on the exact same spot as 5 years ago, possibly. Shingles, unfortunately, is not a one time affair. It has a tendency to come back whenever ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoidance : If your lesions cannot be covered up adequately avoidance would be the safest policy.See your doctor to discuss. He can also give you medication for t ... Read More
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