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Shingles Like Rash No Pain
Shingles?: Many types of skin rashes can look like chicken pox blisters. It is best to be evaluated by your primary care doctor or see a dermatologist. The most common rash that looks like chicken pox is shingles. Both rashes are caused by varicella zoster virus (vzv). Shingles is technically a reactivation of the chicken pox virus in adults. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles. Does rash always burst? Needle like pain, then rash. When broke out started antivirals. Mostly more like pimples than blisters. No fluid?
Shingles: The Rash: The real answer to your question is that it can vary. It all depends on how effective the anti-virals are, how soon you got on them and this is tempered by how quickly or aggressive the rash is. Shingles are very easy to diagnose, but many of my patients think they are something else until i see them and teach them about this painful exacerbation of the chicken pox virus in one's nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have systems of Shingles but no rash. Mid section soreness (4 days now), feels like sunburn. Any ideas?
Itchy maculopapular rash appeared on stomach yesterday morning. Slight dizziness, fatigue..Mono or other virus? No sore throat, fever, or luq pain.
Spots on chest look like chicken pox and 1 in the mouth, back ache sometimes like labour pain is it shingles?
Doubt it: Shingles will emerge from skin on one side of the body, from a single nerve distribution. It does not cross the mid line, and does not emerge in more than one area.The back pain is not part of this. The mouth sore is not. There are many things that produce blistering skin changes.This does not sound like it. ...Read more
Zoster pain: 1. Anti-virals- decrease length of symptoms 2. Anti-inflammatories can help with pain 3. Neuropathic pain meds: gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tcas... Can be very beneficial 4. Traditional pain meds 5. Epidural steroid injections may be needed if it is severe or you fail other therapies. Hopefully you won't develop phn, post-herpetic neuralgia or chronic pain condition that comes after shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash started big on one thigh. No itching, but some tenderness for a few hours - no pain now & rash decreased, but have developed blister like bumps?
In the absence of: A trauma, like a burn, it's unusual to have a painless rash that doesn't itch that turns into blisters. Herpes hurts, that's ur main blister causer but u would know. It may be fungal. Try some lotrimin (clotrimazole) with Hydrocortisone daily for a few weeks and go get seen if worsens or u get sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cluster of 4 small blisters on wrist, no pain or itching, nothing ever around genitals, could it be genital herpes?
Very unlikely: Neither HSV2 (the usual cause of genital herpes) nor HSV1 (almost all oral herpes) is likely to involve the wrist. Herpes zoster (shingles) is the only herpes infection that would do this. See your doctor if more lesions appear or if it becomes painful, or if you otherwise remain concerned. ...Read more
I've got red, raised itchy bumps only on my torso. Bug bite? Any idea what it could be? Ants? Spiders? Or a disease like measles? No pain though.
Raised itchy cluster rash over back of neck arms and legs only. No fever. Just recovered from a general virus. What could it be?
On doxycycline for tic bite, sharp stabbing pain then a rash developed. Painful and itching and has heat. Rash developed after abd. Pain?
At nite I have extremely itchy upper arms, crawling feeling, No rash lumps skin problems eczema etc allergy tabs don't relieve it?
Dry skin: Use only unscented soap to wash and apply a good moisturizer immediately after bathing to trap more water in your skin layer and probably in another 12 hrs +/- bathing. If this does not help, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
Shingles rash w/no blisters.Was diag. W/shingles again.Repeat of last yr, severe nerve pain on side travels to breast.Now right side to it's breast?
Joint pain sometimes, mouth sores, cold toes/finger/burning , headache, butterfly rash on face, always sick. Mother has lupus. Does it sound like lupus?
Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?
See a doctor: With flu like symptoms and a rash, I would seek urgent evaluation. I would at least call your doctor or go to an Urgent Care center. When you say 'flu like' -those symptoms can include fever--so that is what has raised my alarm. There must be more to your history to help figure this out. Because symptoms seem to be progressing I would not waste time. ...Read more
Does shingles always have a rash? I have a nerve-like pain just below my armpit but no rash or blisters. The pain has been longer than 1 week too.
Zoster sine herpete: And that young lady is how we docs say "shingles without a rash." Yes, it DOES exist. And many people are grateful for it since the alternative is have the shingles with all the cosmetic issues. When absolutely necessary we can do spinal taps to identify particles of the virus who are causing the pain and burning symptoms but without a lot of exertion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more
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