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A 42-year-old member asked:

How does heat rash differ from shingles rash?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Galperin
Pain Management 33 years experience
Rash: Heat rash is more diffuse and red, shingles come in clusters and consist of vesicles, filled with clear fluid.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Rashes: A shingles rash usually follows a dermatomal pattern. Heat rash can be more diffuse.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Shingles or heat rash, how can I tell?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Pain: Shingles do not cross the midline of the body and are usually painful. Heat rash is never painful but may be itchy.
Last updated Jun 20, 2020

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