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Can I get shingles on an arm and leg same side? ...one week apart? ...painful, blisters, and itching is awful...diagnosed left arm was shingles, ....

Can I get shingles on an arm and leg same side? ...one week apart? ...painful, blisters, and itching is awful...diagnosed left arm was shingles, ....

See a dermatologist: Very unlikely [not impossible] to have shingles in 2 different nerves. Severe itch is not a feature of shingles. Call a dermatologist and indicate that it is urgent. If you fail to get an immediate appointment, insist that your PCP call and demand it. ...Read more

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


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Got rashes on one leg a week ago, doc said shingles n said my 2yr old son can get chickenpox but he didn't. Is it normal? Or can be wrong diagnosis??

Got rashes on one leg a week ago, doc said shingles n said my 2yr old son can get chickenpox but he didn't. Is it normal? Or can be wrong diagnosis??

Shingles: Your son probably has had his first chicken pox shot which will give him some good protection. Not touching or getting near your shingles helps him not get it also. ...Read more

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Can you get shingles on the front of your knee?

Can you get shingles on the front of your knee?

Knee shingles?: Shingles (zoster) usually affects the truck/chest/thorax/abdomen/back (thoracic and lumbar dermatomes). But the head, neck, face, eyes, nose, arms, buttocks, legs (including the knees), etc. Can be affected.
Little grouped blister may be seen (not always). There are contagious. Self-diagnosis is not advised. ...Read more

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Can I send pic of rash on back Shingles? Also recouping knee replacement. Cause get it again? '88had shingles same area. Sores in hair make neck. To do

Can I send pic of rash on back Shingles? Also recouping knee replacement. Cause get it again? '88had shingles same area. Sores in hair make neck. To do

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. (Doctors answering HealthTap BASIC free questions are not able to see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more

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Can shingles occur on the legs?

Can shingles occur on the legs?

Yes, it can impact a: Dermatome on the leg. Here is a good photo: http://www. Bing. Com/images/search? Q=herpes+zoster+leg+dermatome&id=870dea4a3b3177d915c6866aedb0cdefad65534f&form=iqfrba#view=detail&id=870dea4a3b3177d915c6866aedb0cdefad65534f&selectedindex=0. ...Read more

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I had shingles two months ago and now it's back again and this time it's spread onto my legs, what should I do?

Shingles: You should go to a dermatologist to be evaluated. Unless you are immunosupressed it would be extremely rare for a 20 yr old to get shingles once, and almost never twice you must have something else. Perhaps herpes simplex or impetigo or contact dermatitis it may need to be evaluated with bacterial and viral cultures and a skin biopsy. Once diagnosed there medicine to help your condition. ...Read more

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I'm 45 and I had shingles on my right leg october last year. Now March it has come on the left leg what is the problem. I'm healthy and have NO illnesses?

Shingles - twice: Shingles is bad enough the first time, but it doesn't seem fair to get it twice. About 10-20% of the US population will get shingles in their lifetime. Of those, only 1-4% will get it more than once, but unfortunately, that is well-known to happen. If your immune system is compromised, that can increase your risk. ...Read more

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Can shingles spread down the leg?

Shingles: Yes certainly especially if its infecting one of the nerves that goes into the leg. ...Read more

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Canfoot nunbness and leg weakness be caused by shingles in chest?

Canfoot nunbness and leg weakness be caused by shingles in chest?

Vzv: Sshingles can cause separate neurologic manifestations (neuropathy, myelitis, etc) from the rash and pain. Would be very unlikely to occcur at same time. ...Read more

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Can shingles cause back pain and leg weakness? All other disorders have been ruled out.

Can shingles cause back pain and leg weakness? All other disorders have been ruled out.

Not likely.: While pain is certainly a symptom of shingles, which can be present before the rash appears, it is not usual for it to cause weakness. See a neurologist and/or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have shingles on the lower rightof my back. The pain is pins and needles. Is it normal to vary in intensity from no pain to numbness down my leg?

I have shingles on the lower rightof my back. The pain is pins and needles. Is it normal to vary in intensity from no pain to numbness down my leg?

Symptoms can vary: Several key issues, as an attack of shingles may respond very well to medications. Yes, intensity can vary and referred symptoms at the same rootlet level are not uncommon. But if pain or electrical sensations are not sufficiently quelled, you may require modification of your current treatment regimen. This could evolve to chronicity. Keep your doctor updated on your condition. ...Read more

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Had shingles 5 years ago, blister on legs. Do I have shingles again?

Had shingles 5 years ago, blister on legs. Do I have shingles again?

Maybe: If it is on the exact same spot as 5 years ago, possibly. Shingles, unfortunately, is not a one time affair. It has a tendency to come back whenever you get stressed and your immune system declines - be it from simple lack of sleep all the way to fighting a bad infection - viral or bacterial. ...Read more

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Can shingles manifest on just the lower half of the body (eg: both legs & feet)?

Yes..: Shingles can manifest on any part of the body around a specific skin region we name dermatome, which usually forms like a map like area where the virus sits and shows symptoms of pain (usually burning type), itching, and rash in a cluster distribution. You can look at the dermatome chart at http://www. Apparelyzed. Com/dermatome. Html. ...Read more

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I have shingles on my lower leg and my foot (top and bottom), What causes that foot to swell?

I have shingles on my lower leg and my foot (top and bottom), What causes that foot to swell?

Shingles: Uncomplicated shingles eruption doesn't usually have associated swelling. Secondary bacterial infection or cellulitis may cause swelling. Another possibility is weakness of the leg veins (such as seen with varicose veins or phlebitis (blood clot). It's best to have your physician examine you for any of these conditions. In the meantime elevate your leg. ...Read more

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Can shingles pain occur only in the feet and legs? I'm having tingling, burning, strange sensation pain?

Can shingles pain occur only in the feet and legs? I'm having tingling, burning, strange sensation pain?

Unlikely: It is not likely for shingles to cause pain in both your feet and legs. I would think you should keep looking for the cause of your symptoms.
Enigmatic pain is usually myofascial.
www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more

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41 years old. Shingles for 3rd time in less than 2 years. Always on both sides. Sick of meds. Don't seem to work. Feet and legs are covered this time. Last time was face and shoulders. Time before was feet and belly and back.

Doubt shingles: First, confirm the diagnosis. Very atypical story for shingles for several reasons (recurrent; both sides; multiple locations; non-response to anti-herpes meds). Probably not shingles this time. See a doctor ASAP, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If recurrent shingles is confirmed, you'll need evaluation for possible serious underlying health problem. Good luck ...Read more

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I think I have shingles. I have blisters on my chest my arms my legs that are very painful?

I think I have shingles. I have blisters on my chest my arms my legs that are very painful?

Shingles only: Affects 1 side of the body, in a discrete patch. So if both arms and legs are involved and the chest too, it is not shingles. ...Read more

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Red rash on left leg with blisters that appear to be crusting over looks like a tree branch. Painful and itchy> could it be shingles?

Red rash on left leg with blisters that appear to be crusting over looks like a tree branch. Painful and itchy> could it be shingles?

Yes: From the description given, shingles could be a possibility of your rash. Follow with a doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Left leg really sure. X-rays show no break/chip. Now small red rash/bump on back of thigh above knee. Could this be shingles?

Shingles?: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. Therefore, for it to be shingles, the rash must look like chicken pox. The rash starts out as vesicles, or small sized fluid blisters that eventually scab over. If this is what you see, it could be shingles and you should see a doctor right away to be placed on antiviral medication to stave off post herpetic neuralgia, a very painful condition. ...Read more

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Chronic shingles & taking 7 day Valtrex (valacyclovir) pack. 5th outbreak, four days in to meds, legs so stiff & hurt hard walking. Lactic acid? 1 gram 3x day/7 da

Recurrent Shingles: Recurrent shingles results from deficits in cell-mediated immunity, the same problem that people with aids have, and, sometimes, inability to make sufficient antibodies. The two processes are usually linked because antibody production depends on communication between t-cells and b-cells of the immune system. ...Read more

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Have chronic shingles with severe pain and stiffening of muscles in both legs. Could Valtrex (valacyclovir) be causing a lactic acid problem?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): It is unlikely that Valtrex (valacyclovir) is causing muscular aches. The most common side effects are nausea, headache, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, rash, depression, and abdominal pain. However, it is known that Valtrex (valacyclovir) can give you joint pain. Shingles, can give you flu like symptoms including muscle pains. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Have shingles and have been getting rashes on my leg, pubic area, face, mouth why would my doc want a HIV test, I am offended by this I have shingles?

You should be tested: Try not to be offended, your doc has your best interest in mind and is being complete in the work up. 'Shingles' usually appears in a dermatome (meaning that it only follows one single nerve distribution). If we see that it is in MORE than one distribution then we start to worry about other underlying problems because it is not the way that shingles usually presents. I would recommend the test. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more