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Shingles On Thigh
I noticed tender swollen lymph nodes in right groin area then day later woke up with cluster of shingles on left thigh? Is this normal?
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
Diagnosed w/ shingles a few months ago i have had 4 more since then all n the same local on my left outter thigh Now I have 2 1 on each side Plz help?
Doubt shingles, HSV?: Shingles almost never recurs so often, especially at your age and if good health otherwise. Have you ever had genital herpes? Recurrent HSV2 can look exactly like mild shingles and can recur on the thigh. OTOH, HSV outbreaks almost always are one side only. See your doctor ASAP while outbreak is fresh and ask about viral testing from the outbreak for both HSV and shingles, plus an HSV blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with shingles - I have it on right side of my back, but now see it on back of thigh too, is that normal. I'm 26 year old healthy femal?
Mild intermittent nerve sensations in outer thighs. Healthy 29 year old female . 11 month old baby. Weak knees. Had shingles 5 years ago.
Rash comes/ goes & migrated from neck, back, thighs--small red sometimes itchy dots, scabs eventually--mild shingles possible 1yr after shingles shot?
I have a rash under armpits, down arm, and inside thigh. It itches really bad. Could this be shingles, any home remedies? I'm 33
Could sudden intense burning and tingling sensation on my hands and feet be connected to the shingles i had a month ago on back of thigh?
Post-herpetic neural: Post-herpectic neuralgia refers to burning, tingling, stinging, electrical shocky, icy cold pain in same area as healed shingles blisters. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postherpetic-neuralgia/basics/definition/con-20023743. So it's difficult to explain why you're reporting symptoms at a distant site from your shingles. Poorly controlled diabetes? Vitamin B12 deficiency? ...Read more
Small red rash itchy scabs has lasted months started nape of neck migrated to back then to back of thigh-right side only--mild shingles possible?
Can you tell the difference between a herpes rash and a shingles rash by looking at it? It's on my outer right thigh and I have a lot of soreness
Location: Dear WDyer, both can look similar, actually. Shingles tends to happen on the skin versus herpes, tends to happen in the border of soft skin and regular skin (like the lips or the genitals). Shingles tends to be extremely painful, but severity can vary. Outer right location suggest more Shingles. I would suggest a formal consult to confirm or to visit your doctor. ...Read more
I have a very sore patch of skin next to my ribs and going to my back, no rash, I had the same at top of my thigh a day or so prior, is this shingles?
Herpes zoster: Shingles is a recurrence of infection with the virus that causes chickenpox. It appears one-sided and encompasses one nerve root segment, although rarely it can cover more than one. It can appear initially as tenderness over such an area, usually followed by the outbreak of an eruption. Whether this is what you have cannot be determined over the net without an exam. See your doctor. ...Read more
Got tested for HSV 1 & 2 blood test came back negative.. Could these blisters i get on my inner thighs be shingles?They resemble HSV blisters, burn and itch a lot any help would be greatly appreciated.
Left leg really sure. X-rays show no break/chip. Now small red rash/bump on back of thigh above knee. Could this be shingles?
Shingles?: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. Therefore, for it to be shingles, the rash must look like chicken pox. The rash starts out as vesicles, or small sized fluid blisters that eventually scab over. If this is what you see, it could be shingles and you should see a doctor right away to be placed on antiviral medication to stave off post herpetic neuralgia, a very painful condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had shingles in April, but now have PHN on my right side at the waist and extended to the back. The biggest problem now is my leg pain, it starts at the ankle goes up to my knee,,and pain in the back of my thigh and up my buttock. I can't
Im 45 and I had shingles on my right leg october last year.Now March it has come on the left leg what is the problem. Im healthy and have NO illnesses?
Shingles - twice: Shingles is bad enough the first time, but it doesn't seem fair to get it twice. About 10-20% of the US population will get shingles in their lifetime. Of those, only 1-4% will get it more than once, but unfortunately, that is well-known to happen. If your immune system is compromised, that can increase your risk. ...Read more
I have a shingles rash on my leg.... It can easily be covered. I work in a maternity unit. Can i work ?
Only if the: Lesions have completely crusted over.Get a more detailed answer ›