Shingles rash neck

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I was diagnosed with shingles about a week ago. The rash is only on the palm of my left hand, near the base of my thumb. It is drying up and is rarely itchy. It causes sharp pain very rarely any more. I am also having sharp aching pain in my left shoulder and neck, although I do not have any rash in those areas. It is extremely sensitive to the touch, as well. Is it likely that this pain is a part of the shingles virus (even though there is no rash in those areas)?
I have the syptoms of shingles, i have unbelievable pain in my lower neck,shoulders and arms. The rash is showing slightly, the pain started like a,pinched nerve and has spread across my back and arms. I feel certain of the shingles diagnosis but is it possible to be having the pain not so much in the skin but in the muscles(possible nerve areas)?
Hi - 2-3 days ago I developed a red, somewhat itchy, irritated rash on my neck in a v pattern - distribution starts under both ears, drops down to a point at the top of my upper chest. Yesterday, the rash moved to my face, around my nose and mouth. Now I have small, red raised nodules on my torso. They're not especially painful, but I take a lot of pain meds for my neck issues. I am immune suppressed - I take azathioprine for Crohn's Disease. Never had anything like this before.
are you sure its shingles , shingles are very painful my daughter had eczema all her life but when she hit 17 she broke out in a rash all over her body it turned out to be seriacose sorry not sure how to spell it
Hello, Most cases of shingles last for 3-5 weeks and after the rash goes away, some people may be left with long lasting pain called post-herpetic neuralgia or PHN. This may last even after 1 month when the shingles rash may persist. I would suggest you to consult your doctor immediately as pain killers and antiviral drugs are needed and they should be started within 72 hours of the diagnosis. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
I am training for a half marathon. I have, just this week been diagnosed with a mild case of Shingles. A friend told me I was in Adrenal Fatigue? My question is, is there any connection between adrenal fatigue and shingles. I would love a response.
most likely T nerve..only on the left side. doc said it may be shingles.. no rash and its been a week since the burning sensation started. last night burning sensation spread to the scalp behind the ear with slight jabbing pains on left side back of head and jawline. this morning woke up and pain almost is completely gone.. but is still slightly there. could this be shingles? or is it something else?
Hello, I'm a regular athlete who just came down with the shingles for the second time in 15 years, this time I got the rash on my left arm, from the wrist up to my shoulder, rash following the nerve path, I sort of knew what it was and started taking 800 mg of Acyclovir four times a day (it was the weekend and wouldn't see a doctor until Monday) I had read about this, My brother in-law M.D.
It is hard to say if this is shingles or not. My advice is to make an appointment and see your doctor so that he can examine your arm and give you a correct diagnosis, or refer you for further investigation if required. The stabbing pain could be referred pain from the spine or neck area. If you used your arm to do any heavy physical task that could have done some damage, but that would not make it itch.
Help... I was dignosed with shingles about 1 year ago. I thought I had hurt my neck as I had serious pain in the back of my head and neck and swelling. I never got the rash though and now I have had the same symptoms 2 more times. Does anyone know if I am having reoccurances or just nerve pain. Please if there is anyone else who might have the same issues I'd like to know what your doctor thinks.
Hi nela. Be very careful with rashes and blisters. I had a rash with blisters on my neck, with pain in the back of my neck that I could not tolerate. I went to emergency at the hospital for the pain, not worrying about the rash or blistering cause I was in such pain. They diagnosed me with a pinched nerve and gave me anti-inflamitories and Demoral which did nothing to help the pain. I went to my doctor 2 days later and found out I had shingles and it was too late to treat it.
It would NOT be Shingles. They follow the nerves and around the neck and on his elbow doesn't fit. Look up milaria. It sounds like a heat rash to me. I had one two years ago when we did some remodeling and had the a/c off in the house. My whole back was covered with those blister type things! Gold Bond Powder worked wonders!
should i see a doctor? my son has red itchy neck rash appered last night and still there???
He asked if I had a rash and I told him no. He prescribed medicine for shingles and said that shingles does not always have a rash. Do you agree with this diagnosis?
Is it possible to be diagnosed with shingles without having an external rash? The pain is on my left side only in a band near my waist line. The pain is horrific - even to the touch. All symptoms seem to be consistent with shingles but after 2 weeks of this, there is no rash. Narcotics, vicodin and darvocet have helped some but not completely.
I have red bumps ,itchy,flake,scabby with tiny scab dots on my neck,breast,stomach,& on my lower back.
I was diagnosed with shingles 10 days ago. I have a small patch of the shingles rash on my left hand at the base of my thumb. The rash is drying up and not itchy anymore. However, in the past several days I have had excruciating pain in my left shoulder and neck and those areas are very sensitive to the touch. I have no rash in the neck & shoulder areas. Could the neck & shoulder pain be a symptom of the shingles virus? Or should I look for other causes?
I am a 30 year old male and roughly 2 years ago was diagnosed and treated for a spot on my inner thigh as being a sore caused by shingles. The rash did not spread and soon disappeared although I have felt an "odd" feeling of numbness in that area ever since. Roughly a month ago, the same area began to feel increasingly more uncomfortable and soon appeared much redder and began to itch and hurt again.
My brother has a very red, burning, itchy rash on his chest, and has spread to the neck, sholder, and upper back. He completed several chemo-therapy treatments, 6 months ago. He says it is very painful also, and at times has what he calls "cramps" around the left and right chest(not at the same time). He sometimes runs a fever, but it has not been measured, to know how high it is at those times. It does not have "blisters.
a steange neck rash developed at base at front left hand side. rectangular almost in shape. very dry but not really itchy. began to spread around neck before disappearing. at same time as rash began to go, acute pain in left hand side of torso, roughly kidney area around to front. associated with ice pick type headaches. symptoms abated after 3-4 days with no treatment but pain has returned twice more for short periods all bloods fine.
My upper plate has had episodes of becoming inflamed infrequently for a few years. Recently, in the last six months, it is inflamed more than not. My partial doesn't even fit at times. Also, in the last 6 to 8 weeks I have had 3-4 fever blisters and now shingles from my lower back going down my left hip and upper leg. I have been off mtx for a couple of months because of the recurring mouth pain but being off two months didn't help, it got worse.
Hi I do understand how discomforting this can be. Shingles may recur or may be reactivated. The herpes zoster virus simply resides within the body. They are contained by the body's immune system. At one point, they may reactivate and present as the rash that we commonly see. "Shingles is a skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. The virus responsible for these conditions is called the Varicella zoster virus (VZV).
I have had a terrible rash on my neck and chest. Could never fall asleep last night the pain was so intense. Sharp, shooting, searing pain. Called the office this morning and they made an appt. to look at this rash tomorrow afternoon. I asked her if she could order an analgesic script for me until then and she said no, because the incivek rash does'nt have pain associated with it. She said it may be shingles because this tx lowers the resistance.
Here is a picture of a rash on my neck. I also have a rash on my left arm thats bigger. They have lasted a few weeks. I have had recurring rashes for the last few years that come and go on my arms, upper legs and inner thighs, my neck and upper chest. They don't appear directly on my genitals or my back, or at the bottom of my feet. They itch and have a slight discoloration of red. They are slightly raised non-blister bumps, and have been lasting longer the last few months.
I have been to an internal medicine, Derm, and allergist and no one can figure out what is going on with me. I had an outbreak of a pimple/blister like rash all over my arm and legs. I was put on a heavy dose of prednisone starting at 40mg then 60mg next round, steroid cream, benadryl, sarin lotion. Finally after months it went away. It now is back and on my neck and spreading on my cheeck and chest. Im going through the whole routine again but nothing is helping.
i had shingles last yr feb i was in hosp for 7 days. it was on my forehead, i was blind for 1month or longer,lost all eyebrow and eyelashs. i am still suffering with this horrid thing. i am still under drs care. i have post herpertic neurlogia. the wind is toture, my hair hurts, i have moments that i feel like electic shocks are hitting my forehead, yet my head is numb, i can't feel the top of my eyelid, only the bottom. i hate this does anyone else suffer with it on face.
9 days ago, I developed an itchy rash that looks like acne. It is on my right shoulder and my chest next to my right armpit. My general practitioner has no idea what it is, but did prescribe Valtrex thinking maybe shingles. I have been taking the Valtrex for 5 days. I can't see my dermatologist for another 4 weeks. About 4 days after noticing the rash, it has started to spread.
It is also creeping down toward my neck, feeling a numbing and sometimes a tingling sensation as well as some itching on the skin. There is no rash but it is really painful. The doc seems to think I have shingles but can't be sure but he did give me an anti-viral. Do you think the doctor could be right? I did have them when I was 9 years old, and they were on the right side of my chest and back. I am a 43 year old woman.
I have forgot to mention, during each "flare" I get an extremely itchy rash just below my belly button. It's not a permanent thing.. it comes and goes throughout each episode. But when I was symptom free there for a couple weeks the rash was gone. Weird? What do you think this is?
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