Shingles rash recurring

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I'm 75, in remissibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on from Burkitts Lumphoma for two years, cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ontracted shingles 8 mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths ago. Have had <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>recurring</span> blisters, <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> and pain in my face every mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onth since. Dr says HPN. Taking Valtrex, Neurbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ontin and percoset for extreme pain. Is there any treatment that will help? Please!
I have <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>recurring</span> shingles. Blood test showed it is shingles, my questibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on is The first time I had it over my left breast, showed up there 3 more times, this time it is in my right palm, mr right wrist and left elbow is this possible?
Because it always seems to show up in the same general area, I am a little cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>oncerned that it could be shingles (I am background-color: #dae8f4'>only in my 30s, but had a shingles-like spot albackground-color: #dae8f4'>ong a nerve in my back some years ago). This year it has seem to spread to include the area from my antecubital fossa to my wrist. Over the counter anti-itch, anti-inflammatory creams dbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on't help much. What should I do?
Is it possible to be diagnosed with shingles without having an external <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span>? The pain is background-color: #dae8f4'>on my left side background-color: #dae8f4'>only in a band near my waist line. The pain is horrific - even to the touch. All symptoms seem to be cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onsistent with shingles but after 2 weeks of this, there is no background-color: #dae8f4'>rash. Narcotics, vicodin and darvocet have helped some but not completely.
Hello, For such <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> herpes sores and recurrent shingles (although rare) need to be ruled out. Laboratory tests include: culture of the virus, direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) studies to detect virus, skin biopsy, and polymerase chain reactibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on (PCR) to test for presence of viral DNA. I sincerely advise you to cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onsult a dermatologist and get it ruled out.
This could be a heat <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span>...or a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> from cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ontinuous rubbing ( from your legs rubbing together as you walk.) Bad clothing...some cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ontain latex, chemicals, etc that your body is protesting to...can also include detergents etc. Sweat background-color: #dae8f4'>rash is also possible, as are insect bites. Fungal infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on/jock itch, soaps, shingles, STDs, ( syphilis, herpes, or warts; cause background-color: #dae8f4'>rashes background-color: #dae8f4'>on the inner thighs in both women and men.
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 cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ontained by the body's immune system. At background-color: #dae8f4'>one point, they may reactivate and present as the background-color: #dae8f4'>rash that we commbackground-color: #dae8f4'>only see. "Shingles is a skin background-color: #dae8f4'>rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. The virus respbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onsible for these cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onditibackground-color: #dae8f4'>ons is called the Varicella zoster virus (VZV).
My upper plate has had episodes of becoming inflamed infrequently for a few years. Recently, in the last six mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths, 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 background-color: #dae8f4'>lower back going down my left hip and upper leg. I have been off mtx for a couple of mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths because of the background-color: #dae8f4'>recurring mouth pain but being off two mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths didn't help, it got worse.
For the last year and a half, I have had <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>recurring</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>rashes. They are typically clusters of background-color: #dae8f4'>itchy bumps that puff into bigger bumps when I itch them, and are sometimes red and sometimes not. I originally got them background-color: #dae8f4'>on my inner thighs, but they appear also behind my knees, background-color: #dae8f4'>on my arms mostly by my elbow joints and armpit areas, and also up my biceps and triceps area. I also get them in the upper chest, and occasibackground-color: #dae8f4'>onally background-color: #dae8f4'>on the neck.
I have been getting <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>recurring</span> shingles outbreaks for a lbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ong time. My <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> is background-color: #dae8f4'>only about the size of a golf ball and always in the same area background-color: #dae8f4'>on my hip. I take anti-viral medicatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on for it. Lately I have been getting severe headaches for several days before the background-color: #dae8f4'>rash appears and flu like symptoms that last for two days when the background-color: #dae8f4'>rash does appear. My episodes are accuring background-color: #dae8f4'>on a mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onthly bases now. Does anybackground-color: #dae8f4'>one else have this similar cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onditibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on and does anybackground-color: #dae8f4'>one know what the reasbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on for this could be.
<span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>recurring</span> shingles is a bit of an oxymorbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on. It is unusual, though not terribly so, to have background-color: #dae8f4'>one recurrence. But more than that? Very unusual. To be certain, I think a swab test for varicella zoster virus is essential.
I was put background-color: #dae8f4'>on low dose antibiotics for over 6 mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths and told to apply warm compresses and scrub eye with a baby shampoo/water solutibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on. I developed a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on my buttocks mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths into this that my GP diagnosed as shingles and prescribed Famvir. Now I'm having another shingles outbreak background-color: #dae8f4'>on my buttocks and have been fighting this eye "oil gland infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on" for what seems like forever. Is this shingles in my eye? Will Famvir take care of it?
It isn't as painful as most people's so I cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onsidered myself lucky. My mother has <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>recurring</span> shingles as well. Also, I am a lesbian. I have NEVER had sex or oral sex with a male. I have been in a mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onogamous relatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>onship for the past two years and we do not share sex toys or have genital to genital cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ontact. Also, I have not had any sexual cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ontact in that area for over a mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onth. Last week I got shingles background-color: #dae8f4'>on my head again and treated it with zovirax and began taking valtrex background-color: #dae8f4'>on mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onday.
I have had <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>recurring</span> shingles for about 2 years now. The area is always background-color: #dae8f4'>on the left hip/upper leftt buttocks area. I have been treated with valtrex twice. The last time being about 2 mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths ago, went to dermatologist, dr did a biopsy since it has gbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one background-color: #dae8f4'>on for so lbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ong and cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onfirmed shingles, treated with valtrex for 7 days. The dr.
Friday, May 20th. I had a small bump background-color: #dae8f4'>on my thigh 4 inches down from my groin which broke easily with clear liquid. Later in the day, I discovered another blister in my upper pubic regibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on and a larger background-color: #dae8f4'>one background-color: #dae8f4'>on my scrotum. Each burst easily and immediately. They were not tiny and they were not in clusters. Several have come and gbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one since in the crack of my thigh. The whole area has produced maybe twenty distinct blisters which turn red upbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on bursting and then start to heal over.
Wendy, It is Jan 2011 and I have my secbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ond background-color: #dae8f4'>rash (2 weeks free) exactly as you describe it. I had shingles back in July. My doctor said it was a herpes <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> and no treatment helped but it is back again so any more ideas!
The background-color: #dae8f4'>rash reappeared this week but was diagnosed by a GP friend of mine as shingles and I can cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onfirm that I did have chickenpox when 7 or 8. Reading further about shingles, the <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> certainly looks like examples of shingles and the lifecycle (background-color: #dae8f4'>rash -> blisters-> scab -> healing) matches my case exactly.
I am diagnosed as having hyper before and at the moment hypothyroid. I have had a shingles <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> that began in Feb of this year. To this day I still have some twinges of pain (that's all I ever really got) but the sectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on of background-color: #dae8f4'>rash is still visible just not's more white patches that become red background-color: #dae8f4'>on and off) It's background-color: #dae8f4'>on my abdomen and not so fun since it is summer weather. I've never had something that I've worried so much about and be so self cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onscious about.
For about 3 years now, I have had <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>recurring</span> blisters and a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> in the same place - the small of my back. The area itches for about the first 24 hours then the little blisters begin to appear. It usually lasts about a week and grows to about the size of a half dollar before drying up and scabbing over. They itch like crazy and nothing I do seems to help. It happens about 2-3 times per year and I haven't determined the cause.
I'm a 44 yr old wf. I have a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>recurring</span> <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on my chest area. It is very background-color: #dae8f4'>itchy. It comes and goes. It had red background-color: #dae8f4'>itchy bumps and when it starts to go away, the skin looks scaley. This has been going background-color: #dae8f4'>on now for about 9 mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths off and background-color: #dae8f4'>on. In the past 2 weeks I have also been experiencing right side chest pain. the pain seems to later extend to my neck and then I get a terrible head ache.
Mouth diagnosed years ago Years of excruciatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>ong right eye pain - Lbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ong Tern antibiotics RX'd 4 Shingles outbreaks last year background-color: #dae8f4'>on background-color: #dae8f4'>lower back Pain/numbness ended in ACDF in Nov 08.
Here is a picture of a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on my neck. I also have a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on my left arm thats bigger. They have lasted a few weeks. I have had background-color: #dae8f4'>recurring background-color: #dae8f4'>rashes for the last few years that come and go background-color: #dae8f4'>on my arms, upper legs and inner thighs, my neck and upper chest. They dbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on't appear directly background-color: #dae8f4'>on my genitals or my back, or at the bottom of my feet. They itch and have a slight discoloratibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on of red. They are slightly raised nbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on-blister bumps, and have been lasting lbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onger the last few mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths.
have a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on both ankles that itch and have dry skin. severely sore and red. had 2 emergency doctors look at it and was not sure what it was. I have used triple antibiotic ointment and cortisbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one creams to no avail. had when i was 6 years old then came back this year. background-color: #dae8f4'>one doctor thought shingles but said not possible. Has severe stabbing sharp pain background-color: #dae8f4'>once in awhile.
In March of this year I developed an background-color: #dae8f4'>itchy <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> with pimplelike eruptibackground-color: #dae8f4'>ons, almost mosquitolike. It has subsided some from the background-color: #dae8f4'>onset in March, it actually appears to have changed around August. Everyday it itches, but most days not as badly as before, then about background-color: #dae8f4'>once or twice a week I will wake up with massive hives background-color: #dae8f4'>on my back (beside shoulder & armpit). Afterwards I will have bitelike marks that tend to go away around 10 days.
Hi. a few days ago i developed this <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span>, that is not <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>recurring</span> in almost the same spots after drying up and healing. Its so close together maybe it would be cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onsidered the same outbreak of it, im not sure.
Have you ever had chicken pox? If so it could be shingles. Shingles usually appers background-color: #dae8f4'>on background-color: #dae8f4'>one side of the body or around the waist like a belt. It lies in your nerve systems.
I had shingles when i was a child so I'm not sure if it a flare up from that, heat <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span>, or hives to something i drank or ate. I did add some things into my diet lately that I usually have after I run so I'm going to try to take them out to see if that is the cause of an allergic reactibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on. Has anybackground-color: #dae8f4'>one had anything similar? It happens in the exact same spot and does not itch or anything.
then numbness in nbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on-symetrical fashibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on suggests to me Herpes Zoster, stage 3. Stage 1 - chicken pox, Stage 2 - Shingles, Stage 3 - an assymetrical neuropathy w/ it's unique set of symptoms such as what we describe. If I were a research scientist, I'd likely be running some clinical studies., But, alas. The questibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on is, then, Has everbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one had chicken pox or shingles who is complaining of the symptoms?
my 11 year old sbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on had a virus background-color: #dae8f4'>on Thanksgiving 5 days later he started itching from head to toe no <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span> no hives nothing. we started him background-color: #dae8f4'>on benadryl and calamine lotibackground-color: #dae8f4'>ong, not relief so the Doctor gave him allegra and cortisbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one, no relief. Then the dermatologist gave him a shot of kenalog, and prescriptibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on cortisbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one. still no relief after two emergency room visits they gave him hydroxine and blood workups for kidney, liver, and thyroid came back normal.
I'm now having a endoscopy to test for celiac disease. The celiac panelI had for that showed elevatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on, but not cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onclusive. The <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>recurring</span> <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>rash</span>, with accompanying severe pain to hip/leg and exhaustibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on for days before, is wearing me down. Advised to take two 250 mg. Famvir every day now--it makes me nauseas. The last background-color: #dae8f4'>rash moved from the background-color: #dae8f4'>lower spine area (the quarter sized) to a larger background-color: #dae8f4'>rash in the periformus area--moving closer to the hip.
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