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what do shingles look like on the body

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Shingles: Shingles can cause fairly dramatic pain which is followed within a few days by a rash. It usually appears in a particular location on one side of the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See the picture: Shingles often makes crops of fine vesicles (blisters) in lenear fashion which elicit pain.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
37 years experience Pediatrics
Vesicles: Vesicles and redness.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
See the picture : This is it...
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience Family Medicine
A raised rash: The rash of shingles usually starts as red spots which become raised and blister. They can eventually develop pus than scab over.The rash is localized ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
HERPES ZOSTER : 1. Varacella zoster-chicken pox 2. 10-20% of population will develop 3. Reactivation during stressed immune system 4. Initial symptoms include nons ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Shingles Rash: The spots are usually in a specific distribution on the face or on the rib cage / belly. they can be painful long after the rash disappears. Your doct ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
The shingles virus: Formally known as the varicella-zoster virus is a herpes virus and they all look the same under the electron microscope. The rash it causes as shingl ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles symptoms: Shingles often starts out as a patch of skin with a burning sensation followed a few days later by vesicles (small blisters) which eventually burst & ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Shingles: Shingles affects specific nerve roots. Hence they can be seen anywhere - the most common is the thoracic region. They can also affect the Head, eye as ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
No : One cannot spread shingles to different parts of his or her own body.

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