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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


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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.

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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Rashes on my lower buttocks somewhat like a shingles, but i never had a chickenpox before.Help?

Rashes on my lower buttocks somewhat like a shingles, but i never had a chickenpox before.Help?

See your doctor: It could be another herpes virus, herpes simplex or another type of rash. See a doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Shingles or herpes on scrotum, how to tell difference? It's only on the left side of his scrotum. It's also on the left side of his buttocks.

Shingles or herpes on scrotum, how to tell difference? It's only on the left side of his scrotum. It's also on the left side of his buttocks.

Probably shingles: Herpes zoster (shingles) sounds much more liikely. Genital herpes typically dosn't involve either buttocks or scrotum, especially both. Singles rash is usually more severe, more pain and more sores turning into black scabs. Lab testing can confirm which virus is responsible, and you also need a prescription for treatment. See your doctor ASAP; treatment most effective the sooner it's started. ...Read more

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Pictures of shingles ?

Pictures of shingles ?

Great photos: Here are two great photos (one close up & one showing the pattern at a distance): http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=herpes+zoster+lymph+nodes&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&form=iqfrba#view=detail&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&selectedindex=0. ...Read more

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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