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Can You Get Shingles In More Than One Spot
I was diagnosed with shingles 4 days ago. At that time, I had one spot behind my left ear and a few on my scalp. Now I have more on my scalp, two un?
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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
Is shingles contagus i work with mental handicap people and one of them has it but the spots are dry i had chicken poks and how does one get them?
Shingles: Varicella zoster or shingles is caused by a reactivation of the chicken pox virus causing a breakout on the skin in a dermatomal distribution. The chicken pox virus is present in the fluid inside the shingles blisters. This could cause chicken pox infection in someone who has not had it before. You cannot catch the shingles from someone but should take universal precautions anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have shingles again, pain is the same, rash is coming out as one spot at a time.On my neck, face and hair. Is this possible? Headache x 10+
Nickle Size rash on face, shingles or cold sore? I went to urgent care and they said it was shingles can a shingle be as small as a nickel in one spot
Facial Shingles?: YES but best to follow up with same doc or see a derma. ...Read more
My mother has a boil like red spot on the side of her right breast. She also says she has one on her legs and some other part of her body. I don't remember where but she's claiming it to be "shingles or a "cyst ". She says it hurts. Wwhat could it be?
Mom should see doc: Your mom should see a doctor to be sure these are benign boils. The breast lesion particularly sounds troublesome. Please have her see her doctor. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with shingles 5 days ago. I have 1 patch of vesicles but it seems now I'm developing more spots of bubbles. Can this rash spread?
Was told I have shingles, have been numb below waistline about big as my hand for 1 wk & only have 3 spots for 3 days.....Will i break out more?
Have shingles - can you get it on the top of your vagina I have a few itchy, painful spots is there a home remedy terrified to undress in doc office?
Maybe not shingles: You assume it's shingles. Some diseases resemble that. It would be rare to have shingle in a limited pubic area. You can take a friend or relative to be with you in the exam room when you see the doctor to make it less frightening for you. There is no home remedy for an I diagnosed disorder. ...Read more
Shingles left side stomach around to my back around shoulder blade.now a few spots around nose on right side not pimples.though was one sided?
Question unclear: I doubt there is any link between the nose & your shingles.That is a regional problem that follows a nerve distribution along its path. It can extend from the midline in the back to the midline in front one one side.If you have spots on your nose it is likely a minor staph/strep infection. ...Read more
I have a recuring shingles at the same spot. Pain goes and comes with OTC drugs. On now for 3 weeks. Will it ever go away completely. Am 60 yrs.
Shingles: We may need a second question or response here. Do you not have prescription medication to calm the shingles down and to let healing occur? Have you not gotten the shingles vaccine yet? If the answer is no to either or both of those questions that is what is paramount about your next moves. ...Read more
The spot where my shingles was is still red. Anything I can do to reduce the redness of the skin?
Leave it alone: If it is not painful, be thankful. Leave it alone and let nature take its course. Any intervention is only likely to make it worse. ...Read more
In a pattern: They are groups of painful blisters on a red base, in a linear distribution from one location on the back or neck, extending around the torso or neck (or face) to the body's midline in front. If there is more than one narrow band of blisters, or if the blisters extend past the midline either in front or in back, it's not shingles. ...Read more
I am 37 years old and had shingles in august. It was a mild case and i was treated with an antiviral med. For the past couple of days, I have felt fitigued and achy all over. This morning, i notice i small pimple in the same spot as my shingles accrued l
Have a painful red welt on my bottom in the same spot where i had shingles a few years ago. Also have history of mrsa. Watch how long be4 making an appt?
General upset GI the past couple days, not feeling well, fatigued, today i noticed that I have a really sore, almost burning spot on back. Shingles?
My mum had shingles nearly a year ago, yesterday I saw my mums right eye swollen with a spot on it it is itching underneath her eye is puffy?
Swollen eye: Shingles is not an issue for now. You must have your Mum see an Eye specialist. May not be an easy management, but Eye doctors are very good at what they do and accomplish! PS: I have been wearing glasses since age 6. I am now 72 and seeing well with only my left eye. Seems to work OK. ...Read more
67yr recouping knee replacement and have shingles? Had around1988? On same spot now. Anything worry about.?way send u pic. Note sores in my hair nape2
See your Dr: Your Dr can provide treatment that will lessen and shorten the shingles symptoms. With recent surgery, your body is working very hard to heal and any additional demands on your immune system or pain tolerance are too many. Make an appt ASAP or go to urgent care or even an ER. Shingles Tx works best if early! ...Read more
Hubby and I had Shingles vaccine 2 wks ago tomorrow. He still has pink lump. I have pink spot about 2 inches long. No itch, fever, pain, etc. Normal?
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