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What are symtom of shingles what does shingles look like on skin?

What are symtom of shingles what does shingles look like on skin?

Shingles: Shingles can cause fairly dramatic pain which is followed within a few days by a rash. It usually appears in a particular location on one side of the body. The rash burns intensely, itches & is made up blisters that open up & crust over. A person could also have a fever, chills, headache and generalized aches & pains with fatigue. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Herpes zoster is also known as Shingles. Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more


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I have had chicken pox and was wondering what do shingles look like?

I have had chicken pox and was wondering what do shingles look like?

See the picture: Shingles often makes crops of fine vesicles (blisters) in lenear fashion which elicit pain. ...Read more

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What does shingles look like?

What does shingles look like?

A raised rash: The rash of shingles usually starts as red spots which become raised and blister. They can eventually develop pus than scab over.The rash is localized to a specific area of the body following the course of an underlying spinal or cranial nerve and does not cross the mid line of the body pain can occur before, during and after the outbreak. ...Read more

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Can this look like the shingles?

HERPES ZOSTER : 1. Varacella zoster-chicken pox 2. 10-20% of population will develop 3. Reactivation during stressed immune system 4. Initial symptoms include nonspecific (malaise, fever, headache) 5. Develops to mild to severe sharp, stabbing, shooting, throbbing 6. Sometimes burning, itching, pins ; needles 7. Skin lesions, rash not in all cases and is unilateral 8. When involves ear, known as ramsey hunt. ...Read more

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Does contact dermatitis look like shingles?

Does contact dermatitis look like shingles?

A little: Shingles always stop at the midline of the body and usually only mildly itchy but can be very painful. Allergic contact dermatitis can occur anywhere after contact with the allergen and is itchy. The blister with contact dermatitis are very small but can be huge with shingles. ...Read more

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What does the shingles virus look like?

What does the shingles virus look like?

The shingles virus: Formally known as the varicella-zoster virus is a herpes virus and they all look the same under the electron microscope. The rash it causes as shingles or zoster mostly occurs as a band like rash on the torso or around one side of the forehead. ...Read more

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Do bed bug bites look like shingles?

Do bed bug bites look like shingles?

Line vs stripe: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Shingles presents with a very painful, burning rash with blisters that. ...Read more

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What does oral shingles versus oral cancer look like? I'm getting over a mild to moderate case of shingles on right side of my abdomen.

What does oral shingles versus oral cancer look like? I'm getting over a mild to moderate case of shingles on right side of my abdomen.

Shingles/COPD/diabet: oral shingles may look like cold sores of the mouth, but cancer of the mouth usually starts as tumor(varies in size from lentil to a bean size) that may ulcerate later..shingles improve in few days and may take a week or two to heal. oral cancer does not heal..shingles usually multiple small superficial sores but oral cancer usually single and deep ...Read more

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Do shingles spread like poison ivy or is it a rash that moves wherever it chooses on your body?

Do shingles spread like poison ivy or is it a rash that moves wherever it chooses on your body?

No: This is a virus like the chicken pox but affects adults. The sores/rash erupt along the distribution of a specific nerve. It does not spread but others should not come in contact with the sores. ...Read more

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