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Hand blisters shingles

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Can take time: Herpes lesion appear periodically with varying time intervals and various stimuli. Having herpes does not rule of shingles.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 38 years experience
Shingles: Unlikely but without testing you wouldn't know.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
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
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Definitely see a physician or dermatologist to obtain an accurate diagnosis ASAP. Shingles in that area can be very serious causing severe headache or... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe.: Small patch of blisters on abdomen is very suspicious for shingles, but could be a contact dermatitis as well. The other symptoms could be anything, b... Read More

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