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Sores On Lower Back
Shingles?: Could be a condition called shingles. This is a reactivation of the chicken pox (varicella) infection you had as a child. They lesions are small clear fluid filled blisters that appear in clusters. If this is the case, see your physician, and they can prescribe medicine to abort the outbreak. They are contagious to other who haven't had chicken pox - fyi. ...Read more
Lower back sores: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic. Shingles can also present with sores. Since i cannot see your skin see your local dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have been getting blistery sores on my lower back, whenever i eat tomatoes, or citris foods. Is this herpes or cold sores?
Could be herpes: I have heard of citrus type foods triggering a herpes outbreak. You can also get skin irritation from citric acid if it touches your skin and then you are out in the sun. However, it could all just be a coincidence and your rash could be many other things. There is medication for it if it is herpes, so may worth it to get checked. You can always take a pic of it and show it to your doc later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have these things like little sores that come on my lower back and they are bubbled up when they go away they leave a scar what could this be?
Folliculitis: Sores on the skin are related to acne vulgarism, usually related to hormones, or follicular infections, which may leave a scar. Some of these infections are due to mrsa, a more aggressive form of staph infection. A culture of an active infection would be good, and your physician could treat you with an antibiotic based on that culture. Acne and folliculitis are both treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lost a lot of weight and have scoliosis. When I sit or lay the tailbone seems to be pressing against the fleshof my lower back. Sores inside?
I have a bubbly blistery rash on my lower back a bit like cold sores, very painful and itchy. What could this be?
Herpes simplex I: Cold sores, are contagious and usually occur outside the mouth, appearing as small red blisters on the lips, chin, cheeks, or in the nostrils. Also known as fever blisters, 95-percent of recurrent cold sore outbreaks are caused by type 1 herpes simplex virus, not the type 2 strain that can cause genital herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter scratches her butt, lower back, and around her waste constantly. I noticed she has tiny healing sores and scabs. Is it just dry skin?
May be more than dry: The sores and scabs can be from the scratching. She can be scratching because of dryness, eczema, insect bites, or contact dermatitis. Since you seem to describe area of body covered by underwear, i would wonder if she's reacting to fabric, elastic, diaper/ training pants (in a toddler) fabric detergent, or personal care products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have cold sores and cut in vagina, spit there and now am in serious pain to the touch with tingling at times & lower back burns could I have spread it?
Have cold sores. Cut on vagina, put my spit down there. Now its burns tingles and lower back too. Could I have spread to genitals, 3 months w/no sores?
Herpes concern: You could have herpes. It burns, tingles, hurts, and can occur in the mouth and on the skin. Type 2 happens mostly in the "boxer's shorts area, " which could include sacrum, genitals, or even thighs. A blood test will tell you type i or type ii (type ii is the worse kind). Treatment is the same: valtrex, famvir, or acyclovir. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent* sore lower back, enlarged groin nodes & itchiness + tingling in vagina area. No visible lesions,sores,etc. Is this mild herpes? What to do?
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