Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

can shingles cross the midline

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Unusual: It is usually one sided. Unless you have something else. You're a bit too young for shingles at 44.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Shingles: Recurrence in shingles is not common bu may occur. Also, rarely it may cross the mid line but should not spread all over the chest. Are you diabetic o ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No cross reactivity: Contrary to some opinions and statements on line and elsewhere, there is no cross reaction between antibody to varicella zoser virus (VZV, the cause o ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles…: Is reactivation of virus that causes chickenpox (herpes zoster/ varicella). May start as burning sensation in the distribution of nerve(s); later blis ... Read More
1
1 comment
8
8 thanks
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Rash: Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes the chicken pox. The virus remains inactive in your body and becomes active again years later. The pa ... Read More
44
44 thanks
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Shingles: Shingles is a disease caused by a virus. It is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles present as a vesicular rash on one side of the body ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Chicken Pox: Shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. After chicken pox resolves, the virus hides on in a nerve and then may come back out, ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Chickenpox-again: Shingle is a limited (area), reactivated form of chiken pox a person contracted years earlier, typically during childhood. After resolution of the ini ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Shingles: Is a reactivation of the varicella virus (chicken pox). It is not chicken pox all over again (is never is). The problem with shingles is the pain. The ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
23 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles : Shingles is a re-emergence of a the chicken pox virus. It pops up along a single nerve and creates a painful, red rash that is often in a line (along ... Read More
4
4 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month