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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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I have shingles on my left buttock and inside my bottom. If I use a public toilet could I pass the shingles or chicken pox to someone else?

I have shingles on my left buttock and inside my bottom.  If I use a public toilet could I pass the shingles or chicken pox to someone else?

Low risk: Any viral debris shedding from your sores can pass the germ until it is dried out. You can carry some antiseptic towelettes and wipe down after you go.This would sanitize the lid. If not the debris could remain contagious for a few hours at most. ...Read more

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are there any similarities between recurring breakout of shingles on my right buttock and gential herpes and AIDs, had blood tests no results yet?

 are there any similarities between recurring breakout of shingles on my right buttock and gential herpes and AIDs, had blood tests no results yet?

All different virus: Shingles (chicken pox virus), Genital Herpes (HSV virus) and HIV virus are all different viruses. If you had a lesion on the buttocks a physical exam is the best way to make a diagnosis. Blood test could be used to confirm. Most cases of shingles can be diagnosed by examination and do not require testing. HIV requires testing and would not be the direct cause of the lesion ...Read more

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I have headache, body ache, hot flashes, chills, pain radiating from my right hip and a rash on my right buttock. I was thinking maybe shingles?

I have headache, body ache, hot flashes, chills, pain radiating from my right hip and a rash on my right buttock.  I was thinking maybe shingles?

Sounds right: Those sx would be suspicious for shingles. Treatment should start within 3 days of seeing the rash for best results. Anti inflammatories and topical creams prescribed by your doctor can also help. Fresh blisters and until they crust over can be contagious so be careful ...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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I have ingrown hairs all over my bald head and my buttocks,how do I get rid off it,can I send a picture?

I have ingrown hairs all over my bald head and my buttocks,how do I get rid off it,can I send a picture?

Get consult: There are numerous possibilities of what these are, why they started and how to treat. Many questions need asking and seeing this is important. I recommend getting a consult from your doctor or a virtual consult from Health Tap. ...Read more

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What is this extrech marks look on my buttock that burns and get inrritated when I walk to much help,Is in my profile picture...

What is this extrech marks look on my buttock that burns and get inrritated when I walk to much help,Is in my profile picture...

Dermatitis : Can't see the image, but it could be fungal in nature..... Ask your doctor to take a look at it..... An anti fungal and a steroid cream could help this situation... ...Read more

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I think I have an infection on the upper thigh close to my buttock. Can you see the picture? Any suggestions? I have had it for a month now

I think I have an infection on the upper thigh close to my buttock. Can you see the picture? Any suggestions? I have had it for a month now

Follow up with ur: Dr and get treated for possible impetigo (staph or strep infection), cellulitis (soft tissue inflammation) etc. Ask ur dr the cause esp. If it's recurring. Take care! http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=11917. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=11919. ...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