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can shingles look like bug bites

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiley Reynolds
25 years experience Pain Management
Bed Bugs: No. They have very different characteristics. Please google each and click on images at top to see what each one looks like.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Line vs stripe: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That would be very: Unlikely. Shingles presents with a very painful, burning rash with blisters that is often in a stripe in a limited area of one side of the body. Bed b ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
12 years experience Dermatology
Many possibilities: These bumps could be anything including scabies, bed bugs, bug bites, fleas, etc. A picture or description of their pattern would help. I have practic ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bact ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
26 years experience Emergency Medicine
Topical antibiotics: Pain, redness, sometimes itching, blisters and a rash especially along a rib, that does not cross the midline either in the front or back, is very con ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dermatographism?: The squiggly lines may be from scratching when one has an oversensitive skin. Dry skin may be a cause for this and thus he should consider applying a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: If the problem persists. It is often difficult to tell what might have caused these bumps even with a direct look and nearly impossible with just a va ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can't tell: If it is a cluster, it is unlikely to be from mosquito. Also they may not be from a bug bite at all. See your doctor especially if the lesions get ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Stomach rash: You need to have them examined to determine what they are, see your doctor.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Valtrex (valacyclovir) can commonly cause a rash as a side effect. Some rashes are more serious than others so I would suggest seeing your prescriber. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: It could be several things, from insect bites to possibly hives, viral infection, or something else. I would recommend having your physician evaluate ... Read More
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