what do shingles look like on the body

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Dr. Jay Park answered:

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

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Shingles
Shingles often makes crops of fine vesicles (blisters) in lenear fashion which elicit pain.
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what are symtom of shingles what does shingles look like on skin?

Shingles

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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.
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How does shingles look like?

Vesicles

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vesicles and redness
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Dr. Peter Corrado answered:

What does shingles look like?

A raised rash

Dermatitis
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.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered:

Can this look like the shingles?

HERPES ZOSTER

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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
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Do bed bug bites look like shingles?

Line vs stripe

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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
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What does the shingles virus look like?

The shingles virus

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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.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

Does contact dermatitis look like shingles?

A little

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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.
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Do shingles blisters look like chicken pox and are real sore?

Often shingles hurt

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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
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Dr. William Newton answered:

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

No

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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.
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