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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is 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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Is it possible to get shingles on your butt several times in the same area?

Is it possible to get shingles on your butt several times in the same area?

Yes: Shingles is a reactivation of the same virus that causes chicken pox. It typically occurs in the same dermatomal distribution of the body, so to answer your question, yes, it can re-occur in the same area. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get shingles on your butt?

Yes: Shingles can affect any part of your body, some areas maybe more serious or concerning than others like around the eyes for example. ...Read more

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Can you get shingles on both sides of your buttocks at the same time?

Can you get shingles on both sides of your buttocks at the same time?

Absolutely, but very: rare. Shingles is essentially always expressed along distribution of peripheral nerve fibers, dermatomes, on one side. It is extremely rare (reasons unknown) to express on both sides, in the same or very similar distribution. If the distribution does not follow dermatome pattern, then also very inconsistent with Shingles. Thus what you are concerned about is unlikely to be Shingles. ...Read more

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Can you get shingles on your buttocks, closest to your other cheek?

Can you get shingles on your buttocks, closest to your other cheek?

Not the usual site: If you have been DX'd with shingles, it might have spread to such a place, but that is not the usual starting site and not usual even then. See a Dr for such a DX - other rash issues can often be treated well. If they finf that you do have shingles, there is treatment but it's best to get it early. So have an exam. Best! ...Read more

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Can you get shingles from sciatica? There is crusty scabs on my buttocks.

Typically: No. Shingles can feel like sciatica. So likely you have shingles first irritating the spinal nerve causing the sciatica and then the lesions appear. Occasionally some people can have post-herpetic neuralgia afterwards and than can be the sciatica like pain without the shingles lesions anymore. See your doctor for treatment for shingles. ...Read more

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Sciatic nerve pain recent shingles was treated with acyclovir shingles didn't get any worse but ache like toothache left side hip/buttock area?

Sciatic nerve pain recent shingles was treated with acyclovir shingles didn't get any worse but ache like toothache left side hip/buttock area?

Shingles: What you may be experiencing is something called "post herpetic neuralgia", which is a condition that can occur after an episode of shingles. It is a nerve pain and generally takes time to get better. Can be days, weeks, months or in rare cases, years. The treatment of choice for nerve related pains is something called neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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Can I have shingles on my butt?

Can I have shingles on my butt?

Shingles pain: Yes. Shingles is a painful nerve and skin condition caused by the virus herpes zoster and occurs in a dermatomal pattern. Usually there are several lessons. Shingles pain can be quite severe and some people will develop phn (post-herpetic neuralgia) a long-term version of shingles pain. There are some treatments that really help and it's important to see your pcp to diagnose and treat shingle. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...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