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Can rash under my breast be shingles?

Can rash under my breast be shingles?

Possibly...: Have you had chicken pox before? Does it hurt, is it painful? Does it spread out towards your back? ...Read more

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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Will Keflex500mg stop shingles? Traveling over weekend so am I contagious? I'm not scratching so will it spread. On back under bra& left breast?

Will Keflex500mg stop shingles? Traveling over weekend so am I contagious? I'm not scratching so will it spread. On back under bra& left breast?

No: Shingles is caused by a virus. Keflex does not work against virus. If you have shingles, you can spread the virus to someone else who has not had chicken pox, and it can be dangerous to someone who is pregnant. Travelling is not recommended. Seek treatment. ...Read more

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have small white looking bumps between, slightly to the left of my breast. I had shingles 4 yrs ago insame spot but it wrapped to back. Is this same?

Skin bumps: Because I do not know other symptoms you may have at the same time of the rash, or how these bumps appear.... it is best for you to arrange a physician evaluation. A physical exam is standard and will give a better context for what may be bothering your skin. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have soreness sensativte and bone soreness under breast it also feels weird to touch my skin and it.S not shingles.?

I have soreness sensativte and bone soreness under breast it also feels weird to touch my skin and it.S not shingles.?

Possibly: Shingles is a recurrence of the chicken pox virus on one particular nerve where it has managed to hide. When it activates, it will follow the course or length of that nerve - where you are describing it, front to back along an almost straight line on one side of body only, right or left. Kinda feels like that prior to skin lesions showing up. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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After 5 days of suspected shingles symptoms without a rash and pain under shoulder blade around to breast area. What else could it be?

Shingle v. skeletal: Even in the absence of a rash, if you have had shingles in the past, you can still have "herpetic neuralgia, " which is simply nerve pain due to the inflammation of the nerves. Alternatively, this type of pain could occur due to "costochondritis, " which is essentially a pulled muscle between your rib spaces. Could have happened during exercise, sudden twist or even because of wire from a tight bra. ...Read more

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I got a rash on her side that has spread to under the breast. It just looks like a rash but the rash under the breast looks like a blister. Shingles?

I got a rash on her side that has spread to under the breast. It just looks like a rash but the rash under the breast looks like a blister. Shingles?

Shingles?: It may be. The blisters are tiny and called vesicles and grouped close to each other. Generally associated with discomfort, pain, tingling sensation. Many conditions can cause a blistering rash, things ranging from poison oak to diseases of the internal system. Evaluation by a doctor is advised. ...Read more

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12 days ago, i started having left-sided back, side and chest (bottom of breast to bottom of rib cage) paresthesia. Pa-c ruled out shingles. What could it be?

Go up the ranks: See a doctor to find out if you have a problem at the level of the upper thoracic or cervical spine. Imaging (e.g. Mri) may be indicated. Do not be satisfied with a pa's assessment. Seek advice from a higher echelon, as it were. Symptoms are treatable. Cause may not be benign. There's no substitute for seeing an md/do face to face and getting a thorough exam and thoughtful evaluation. ...Read more

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Rash under right armpit, right shoulder and breast...Diagnosed as shingles but now have rash on left side in groin area? Can that still be shingles?

Rash under right armpit, right shoulder and breast...Diagnosed as shingles but now have rash on left side in groin area? Can that still be shingles?

No absolutely not: Rash of shingles is raised and fluid filled. Most important it is extremely painful. You didn't mention pain so i assume that's not a factor. I know this is not shingles because it almost never appears in two dermatomes simultaneously due to the rapid immune response which contains the infection. Go see your dermalogist or fp. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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