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rashes that look like shingles

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunnie Skiles
34 years experience Pediatrics
Chicken pox: You are contagious when you have shingles; you can give your child Chicken Pox if he has not received his vaccine for it. If he is over 16 months and ... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Dew drop: The classic description of a chickenpox blister is 'a dewdrop on a rose petal'. However, the appearance of a typical varicella lesion is no longer 't ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Derm eval: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is nece ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Try Prime: You can attach photos in a Prime visit. This may help us get a look and learn more about the history of your illness. More questions needed to determ ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Shingles: Sometimes pain presents before the rash is apparent.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rarely: Rarely, shingles can recur and do not have to be in the same spot. The pain and burning precede the rash, and follow a nerve distribution. It can occu ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Possible: Intraoral zoster is uncommon, but may produce a sharp unilateral distribution (trigeminal v3) of lesions. No intraoral prodromal symptoms occur. The l ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: It could be another herpes virus, herpes simplex or another type of rash. See a doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Herpes?: It hard to tell what you have that return in different areas and itch - not likely zoster maybe allergic reaction herpes simplex maybe ...See a doctor ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
A few days, but...: It can take 4-5 days or more. If it seems slower, ask your doctor about treatment with valacyclovir rather than acyclovir. Val gives much higher blood ... Read More

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