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Can shingles occur on the legs

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
General Practice 17 years experience
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
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Only if the: Lesions have completely crusted over.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
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.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Shingles: Yes certainly especially if its infecting one of the nerves that goes into the leg.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
Neurology 14 years experience
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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 38 years experience
Shingles: Unlikely but without testing you wouldn't know.

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