Shingles rash pain

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Yes according to the Mayo clinic you can get Shingles without a rash. It is more common to get it with the rash but it is possible to not have a rash..
Give your doctor a call as I'm sure there are a couple of options for you. I believe they sometimes use Neurontin for post-shingles <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>.
i have had a pain under my right rib for over 3 months now i had a slight rash in the same place as the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> for a couple of weeks the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> turned into small sores could it be shingles the pain is always there
( if anyone has had this how long did it take for the pain to go away thanks x
Is it likely that this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> is a part of the shingles virus (even though there is no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> in those areas)? Or should I look for a separate cause?
The first sign is usually a tingling feeling, itchiness, or stabbing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> on the skin. After a few days, a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> appears as a band or patch of raised dots on the side of the trunk or face. The rash develops into small, fluid-filled blisters which begin to dry out and crust over within several days. When the rash is at its peak, symptoms can range from mild itching to extreme and intense pain. Take the prescribed drug as advised and if there is any pain then you can take the pain killers.
i have had a pain under my right rib for over 3 months now i had a slight rash in the same place as the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> for a couple of weeks the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> turned into small sores could it be shingles the pain is always there
Did they tell you that based on blood testing which showed the herpes zoster? Did they do a chest x-ray to rule out the broken rib? Did they consider costochondritis?
My daughter (16 years old) has a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> that the doctors she has seen think are shingles. There are no blisters and to much pain but the rash seems to follow a pattern from under her arm and across her back along what could be a nerve. She is itchy, a bit nauseous and has chills. She has had the rash for just over a week and it is continuing to spread. She now has a spot on her wrist. My questions are: Typically how long does shingles spread? Is it too late for anti-virals?
I have the syptoms of shingles, i have unbelievable <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> 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 Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Yes, it is possible to get shingles without <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> but severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. If the antivirals are not helping, MRI of the spine should be done for the affected region. Other possibilities are peripheral neuropathies due to diabetes and thyroid disorders. Nerve conduction studies should also be done. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. Hope this helps. Take care!
I am experiencing that same exact <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> again in a different area but there isn't a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span>. Is it possible to get shingles again? without a rash? The pain is exactly the same.
I did an Igm test 5 days after the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> started (and same day I noticed the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span>). It came back negative. Is this possible? 4. The headache is much better (day 7) but I have severe pain down both legs (hamstrings and calves), but no rash there. Is this normal? I cant sleep at night and need potent pain killers for the pain.
Hello, The first sign of shingles is usually a tingling feeling, itchiness, or stabbing pain on the skin. After a few days, a rash appears as a band or patch of raised dots on the side of the trunk or face. The rash develops into small, fluid-filled blisters which begin to dry out and crust over within several days. When the rash is at its peak, symptoms can range from mild itching to extreme and intense pain. Shingles being a viral illness will take its own time to settle down.
oddly enough the rash makes a weird squiggle shape on my stomach) I began feeling a burning sensation like shingles a few weeks ago and this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> appeared. It happened after I shaved my full body for a swim meet and swam in the pool. Is it shingles? or something else?
Hi Welcome to the forum! Largely no. Shingles starts with shooting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> may occur after the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span>. Hence shingles occurs with pain only most of the time. Shingles without rash is common. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
i have had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> on my side for over a month no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> doctor says shingles it goes from my mid back around to the front below my rib cage now it has spread straight across my back and around the other side. i took anti viral medicine as soon as i stopped pain was right back it never really left.helps with pain killers codeine and topical patch helps a little very bad pain sometimes also feels like its a hollo feeling numbness. will this ever go away?does anyone have any suggestions..
a year ago I had a shingles <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> over my right knee. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> has been gone since a few weeks after it came. I do have a weakness in my knee and it cracks when I bend down to get to the floor(to play with pet and children). My knee never cracked like this and I never had any weakness there before the shingles virus got there. What can I do to to restore my knee and prevent further deterioration?
Hello, Most cases of shingles last for 3-5 weeks and after the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> 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.
Neurontin or gabapentin is not an antiviral drug. It is used to relieve <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>, especially neuropathic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> that you are having in your left shoulder blade may be due to tendonitis or muscle strain. Shoulder blade pain may be referred from other areas such as the gall bladder, heart, aorta, fallopian tubes, abdominal organs, diaphragm, and lungs. A careful history, physical examination, and laboratory tests are needed. Imaging procedures are also helpful.
Hi Again, I was diagnosed with shingles about 3 weeks ago, the blisters have all dried up and most of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> has vanished but in the last few days the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> has come back probably worse than when the rash first appear. The only medication I have been taking is organic apple vinigar cidar. Is this common for the pain to come back again?
I feel achy and tired all the time and went again to the docs this week and they said it might be shingles. i had shingles over 10 years ago and although the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> is similar i do not have a rash! Any ideas?
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.
Although i had only one small red spot, I experienced three days of extremely intense back and uterine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> prior to my doctor visit. On Tuesday, a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span>, wrapping around my middrift ,appeared. The pain intensified to the point of no return. (I suffered nerve damage from a botched angiogram in July/09, so I know pain well.) My question is: Would the Valtrex (antiviral) be ineffective because it was administered after the intense pain had begun?
he had this weird thing on his lower right side of his back (I thoguht it was poision ivy) brought him to the ER they said it was shingles and man oh man was my poor baby in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. he also only had one chicken pox mark when he was 3 years old so I didn't think he actually had the chicken pox. never did I imagine a 8 year old getting shingles. they said it was stress of his little brother being sick. I would say if you are having adrenal fatigue have your thyroid checked.
I was diagnoses with shingles, and I had no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> or blisters. I know that a small percentage of people do not have either of those symptoms. What I am wondering is I am finished with the medication, and how long before I can expect the nerve pain to go away. Is it possible it will never go away since I did not have the rash or blisters? I am getting scared.
is it possible to conttract shingles in the vaginal area? The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> seems to itch and burn terribly bad there. The nerve pain is in my lower left side of back and down the inside of my leg and into my foot. I have taken 4 prescriptions and still have these terrible symptoms. Any suggestions?
can shingles start in the breast area with a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> around the nipple area? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/241177'>What is this?</a>.
even a blanket or my clothing caused pain/ I was hospitalzed for 5 days/ It was diagmosed as Zoster. I had no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span>. I still have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and am extremely fatiqued. What is Herpes Zoster and how did I get itI had exteme pain in my stomach. side, ribs ,kower back and shoulder. I am still very uncompfortable and fatiques. How long can this last. It hurts to breath, sneeze, burp. and move.
of Acyclovir to fight the Herpes virus that is causing the nerve damage, two to three of 75 mg of Lyrica to prevent pain and 1,000mg of vitamin B to help the nerves getting better, as far a working out, I had to lay it low for a week, since my body was asking me rest and we must listen to our bodies, my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> cleared in one week, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> that now comes from the back of my neck down to my left arm is also getting better, and worry, shigles are not contagious unless you haven't had chickenpox whe
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