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Shingles Rash With Painful Blisters
Red rash on left leg with blisters that appear to be crusting over looks like a tree branch. Painful and itchy> could it be shingles?
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Varies: based on the severity of the infection: figure 7-10 days. ...Read more
I have recurring skin rashes in different areas that appear like fever blisters or shingles and itch. I never had chicken pox. It lasts a couple wks. ?
I have herpes zoster, the doctor gave me the antiviral, and other medicines, what are the signs of the blisters and the rashes are getting better?
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
I have a blister type rash that the blisters are matalic in color it is across my whole chest not to one side like shingles please help?
Try domeboro: soaks to dry up blisters, but I would recommend figuring out the cause of the blisters. ( sun exposure, contact dermatitis, blistering disorder). See your derm when a blister is present and a biopsy can be done if necessary to determine what's going on. Doesn't sound like shingles but it isn't always on 1/2 of your body. ...Read more
Can shingles rash appear without blisters and pain? 3 days ago felt slight itch on side, 1 small postule with redness around it. Or is this a bug bite
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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