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can shingles occur on the legs

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it can impact a: Dermatome on the leg. Here is a good photo: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=herpes+zoster+leg+dermatome&id=870dea4a3b3177d915c6866aedb0cdefad655 ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Shingles: You should go to a dermatologist to be evaluated. Unless you are immunosupressed it would be extremely rare for a 20 yr old to get shingles once, and ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Shingles - twice: Shingles is bad enough the first time, but it doesn't seem fair to get it twice. About 10-20% of the US population will get shingles in their lifetim ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Only if the: Lesions have completely crusted over.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
No.: Shingles affects sensory nerves, not motor nerves, so should not directly cause muscle weakness. A visit to a neurologist might be a good idea.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Shingles: Yes certainly especially if its infecting one of the nerves that goes into the leg.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Vzv: Sshingles can cause separate neurologic manifestations (neuropathy, myelitis, etc) from the rash and pain. Would be very unlikely to occcur at same ti ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possibly: Yes, though weakness is a little unusual unless the pain is severe. Do you have a rash? It would be one sided if shingles. You should see your GP ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe. Maybe not.: Best to take serial pictures of what happens to that spot. A person can have shingles more than once. Her primary care doctor can check to see if ther ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Shingles: Unlikely but without testing you wouldn't know.

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