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Shingles Rash Without Blisters
They May Itch: Herpes is mostly painful (a sensation felt prior to its outbreak). It is possible that there is also an itching sensation with this transmissible viral infection. See your physician to make sure that you have herpes and that it is not some other comorbid condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Painful, itchy rash on palms of hands & soles of feet, followed shortly by acute infection of 1 eye (treated) but rash persists. Herpes Zoster?
Genital rash: A small painful rash, or lesion, on the genitals may be herpes simplex, a viral infection of the skin that is very common. As many as 100 million americans have recurrent herpes infections of the face or genitals. It is acquired the 1st time from another person, by skin to skin contact, but then reoccurs by itself, almost always in the same spot. It can be treated easily with pills or creams, . ...Read more
Folliculitis: Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy. Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, and resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin. ...Read more
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
Often shingles hurt: And for some people they hurt a lot, and leaving lasting pain, long after the blisters are gone. That said, some shingles are painless. Go to your dermatologist, he can not only look for the characteristic distribution, but he can also give you medicines to help with the pain and side effects. ...Read more
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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