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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.

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How does heat rash differ from shingles rash?

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Rash: Heat rash is more diffuse and red, shingles come in clusters and consist of vesicles, filled with clear fluid.
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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 body. The rash burns intensely, itches ; is made up blisters that open up ; crust over. A person could also have a fever, chills, headache and generalized aches ; pains with fatigue.

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