Top
20
Doctor insights on: Shingles No Rash

Share
1

1
I have shingles have rash now fading no blister or scabing?

I have shingles have rash now fading no blister or scabing?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
Contagious itchy skin with no rash until scratched?

Contagious itchy skin with no rash until scratched?

Some thoughts...: Without a picture it's very difficult to diagnose a skin condition, and what you're describing can have many different causes. It could be a mild eczema, a fungal infection, a viral exanthem, a reaction to something you've come in contact with (a new perfume, lotion, soap), bug bites... It's a long list. If otc Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping, make sure to check in with your doc! ...Read more

3

3
Skin rash, no itchy, no blister....Just two red dots?

Skin rash, no itchy, no blister....Just two red dots?

Bite: It can be any type of rash, but there is a suggestive finding..Is there any insect in malaysia capable of this type of bite? Consult your dr, best of lucks. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Itchy legs no rash

Itchy legs no rash

Details: Are you looking for a diagnosis, a referral, or a treatment? Please provide more details in your question. ...Read more

5

5
Chicken pox like sores but no flu like symptoms..What is it?

Chicken pox like sores but no flu like symptoms..What is it?

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

6

6
Body itching no rash or bites?

Body itching no rash or bites?

Itching: Lots of possibilities. Dry heat is one. Side-effect of med,, low B 12, skin disorder are others. Please see your doc to be sure. If low B 12 please choose sublingual tabs rather than capsules so you will absorb better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

8

8
Generalized itching. No evident rash or bug bites, what to do?

Generalized itching. No evident rash or bug bites, what to do?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

9

9
Does herpes cause no rash sensitive skin?

Does herpes cause no rash sensitive skin?

Herpes: Herpes can cause sensitive skin as it reactivates. But this usually turns into a small cluster of very painful blisters. 90% of those infected with genital herpes have no physical symptoms. Rash is not usually a part of a herpes outbreak without blistering sores. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Is there a rash similar to shingles with HIV?

Is there a rash similar to shingles with HIV?

No but..: HIV/AIDS can trigger the appearance of shingles rash in a patient who has dormant Varicella-Zoster viral infection (that virus can stay dormant in the nerves for a very long time thanks to our potent immune system but the virus is reactivated upon immune suppression by AIDS) ...Read more

12

12
In may. After amox. Itchy macularpap rash. Drs. Believe allergic reaction. Now where rash was is lighter spots. Leprosy? Hiv? Cancer? No longer itch

In may. After amox. Itchy macularpap rash. Drs. Believe allergic reaction. Now where rash was is lighter spots. Leprosy? Hiv? Cancer? No longer itch

None: Post allergic reaction, sometimes hyper- pigmented spots or de- pigmented spots are left--- that's just normal course of recovery from the reaction. These spots- sometimes take upto six months to fade away. ...Read more

13

13
Where does rashes for chicken pox start?

Where does rashes for chicken pox start?

Face or scalp...: The pox lesions of chicken pox may arise anywhere on the body; however, typically most parents are first alerted to this viral infection when spotting the lesions on their child's face or scalp. Since this area is unclothed, it allows a greater likelihood for discovery; these also have the most generous blood supply, thereby increasing the viral load in these areas. Clothed areas may have pox, too. ...Read more

14

14
Generalized itching, no rash or bites, what to do?

Generalized itching, no rash or bites, what to do?

First try cotton: moisturizing as the most common cause of itching is dry skin. but if itching persists beyond 6 weeks, I would see derm for lab tests and xray. Antihistamines can help ...Read more

15

15
Red rash on 2 and a half years old. Rash is a little bumpy. Slight fever. No pain nor itching....Is it chicken pox?

Red rash on 2 and a half years old. Rash is a little bumpy. Slight fever. No pain nor itching....Is it chicken pox?

Different stages: The rash in chicken pox is very itchy and is characterized by having different looking rashes on the skin at the same time. This represents the evolution of the rash over time. So if you look at a person with chicken pox you can see a lesion that is just a red bump next to a lesion that looks like a blister and you may see another lesion that looks like it is crusting over. This happens over days. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Shingles rash, treatment?

Shingles rash, treatment?

Valacyclovir: The treatment is with a high dose of an anti-herpes drug (usually valacyclovir) if given early enough during the course of the outbreak. ...Read more

17

17
7-year skin rash, no diagnosis?

7-year skin rash, no diagnosis?

Biopsy: If you have a persistent rash, that has not responded to treatment and have no definite diagnosis - you likely need a representative biopsy taken for the diagnosis. If your primary physician can't do this, you should be able to make an appointment with a dermatologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

HIV: This is conceivable, but no clinical findings are reliable in predicting HIV infection. If you have been potentially exposed it is wise to be tested. Good luck. ...Read more

20

20
Can HSV 1or2 travel without contact or is it shingles?Shin has itchy blisters with shinbone/leg/groin pain/fatigue. Have had HSV forever.

Can HSV 1or2 travel without contact or is it shingles?Shin has itchy blisters with shinbone/leg/groin pain/fatigue. Have had HSV forever.

See answer: If you have orofacial or genital herpes (hsv-1/hsv-2), you cannot transmit the infection to another part of your body after initial infection occurs. That said, with genital herpes, one has infection of the l-4, l-5, and s-1 nerve roots which innervate the rectal area, buttocks and lateral aspect of the thigh and so outbreaks can occur in those areas. Shingles can affect any area of the body. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
2,671 doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
826 doctors shared insights

Herpes Zoster (Definition)

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