Shingles rash arm

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Avatar f tn Now instead of just a few small bumps and a few blisters it is just one huge blister. I also have a smaller cluster a little higher and am getting some on my arm where my arm would touch my leg, on my back on the opposite side and in my inner thigh. The doctor thought it might be shingles or a herpes outbreak! She put me on 800 mg of Acyclovir 5 times a day. I have had 9 doses and it seems to be getting worse not better. I have had bumps come up and form blisters within just a few hours today.
Avatar f tn Can I spread it to other parts of my body, like if I touch my leg and then touch my arm would I then develop the rash on my arm?
Avatar f tn 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.
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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Over the SUMMER I got a what you could call a rash on my arm it was red and hurt a little and itch but just around it not on it. it also had stared making little bumps. the next day it the bumps looked like they there blisters I went to the ER and the dr only looked at me for about a min and said I had shingles. the nurse said she really did not think that was it bc shingles spreads and this has not just stayed in the same spot.
Avatar f tn This is on top of my debilitating Multiple Sclerosis. My blisters/sores started in the palm of my left hand and ran all up my arm - under my arm and up my neck. The pain (and blisters) runs along the nerve endings and in my case the nerve pain up the neck and ear was exruciating and unrelenting and made me very nauseous. I had a course of Acyclovir (Zovirax) and strong pain killers. I am left with post herpetic nerve pain in my arm which has lasted 6 weeks so far.
Avatar f tn I am a female in my mid-twenties and within the last week some small bumps have appeared on my the inner part of my upper left arm only. One week ago, my arm was clear however I did notice that their was pain in that area of my arm... but I ignored it hoping that it would go away. Anyways, these teeny tiny bumps are red like pimples but with clear bubble-heads; they form a perfect circular pattern that is hollow in the center; and they do not itch, but are accompanied by a burning sensation.
Avatar m tn Can you have shingles without having a rash. I am having severe burning and terrible pain in my left arm and armpit.
Avatar f tn Hello, It can be due to shingles. Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles occurs in people who have had chickenpox and represents a reactivation of the dormant varicella-zoster virus. The first sign 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.
Avatar f tn I had shingles about 2 months ago. The pain was unbearable. I am experiencing that same exact pain again in a different area but there isn't a rash. Is it possible to get shingles again? Without a rash? The pain is exactly the same.
Avatar f tn I have a rash right below my arm pit, I thought they were bed bugs but I am the only one in the house with this rash, Then we thought fleas but no... not that either My Grandmother thought Shingles but I see no similarities. At first the itched really bad but now they burn and are fairly painful. If you have any ideas that would be great thanks!
335728 tn?1331414412 Hey Rena - It sounds to me like shingles. Do not be fooled, you DO NOT have to have the actual rash to have shingles. Hallmarks of shingles are severe pain and the area to remain on one side (if you said it hurt on BOTH shoulders, it would not be shingles - the virus never crosses the midline). Picture your innerbody as a tree with branches outstretching. These brances are nerve endings. When shingles occurs, it affects say, one tree limb, and all the branches off of that limb.
Avatar m tn i walk a lot and the rash itches so bad. also on one arm it seems to be a spot like i had with shingles. My question is does shingles show up in groin area? I takw a lot of vit c and d can a over dose of vitamins bring on a rash?
Avatar m tn 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 rash appeared. It happened after I shaved my full body for a swim meet and swam in the pool. Is it shingles? or something else?
Avatar n tn Without treatment, the symptoms of shingles (eg, rash, blisters, and pain) usually go away in about 3 to 5 weeks. Although shingles can make you very uncomfortable while you have it, it usually is not dangerous to healthy people. However, some people may develop complications from shingles, such as continued severe pain after the blisters are gone. This condition is called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), and can be extremely painful and very hard to cope with.
442408 tn?1204864899 Hi, my husband has had a raised circular red rash spread up and down his right arm for about 4 months now. At first they tried to say it was ringworm, so we tried hydrocortisone creams and triple antibiotic ointment, antibiotic medicine. Does anyone else know what else it could be? We were looking it up online and it kind of looked like shingles but I didn't think shingles lasted this long, plus he hasn't had any other symptoms. He just said it itches and hurts.
Avatar f tn As this line of small bumps with a red rash also have some pain, I am wondering whether it is shingles. The rash would run along a nerve route and would also feel painful. If you have had chicken pox in the past, then there is a possibility this could be shingles. Make an urgent appointment to see your doctor to identify this rash. If it is shingles, you need to keep away from certain groups of people. Your doctor will advise you. Let me know how you get on.
Avatar m tn Dear Doctor, I need to ask one urgent question please, the symptoms started from 2 weeks and now the rash is getting better but today i started to feel that my right arm is senstive to touch, the same feeling that i felt before the appear of the rash, is it normal ? or a another rash will show up on my arm? is it the same or new outbreak? what should i do? thanks a lot for the help.
Avatar f tn Very sensitive to touch and trying not to scratch. Could this be shingles without a rash? I also have MS which is an autoimmune issue. I sometimes itch and scratch causing bruising. This is different. It's very uncomfortable. Cannot let anything touch my skin.
Avatar f tn Rashes like the one you have could be a part of autoimmune disorder or could be due to shingles only. However shingles rash is usually accompanied by pain. In fact there can be pain without rash in shingles. So pain is a dominating feature. If there is no pain, then an autoimmune component should be thought of. Please discuss this with the specialist you are currently seeing for your autoimmune disorder. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn I had shingles in a pattern over and under my shoulder and arm and down my side and for weeks BEFORE my bumps showed up I was using a heating pad every night. If I was you I would talk to my doctor and he will tell you what is the best thing to do for this. I guess some people get pre rash pain and others get post rash pain. Lucky us, huh?
Avatar f tn Thanks for your reply, I will check out the article. My husband has never had a cold sore before and never had any kind of blister on his genitals. We both get tested frequently and always test negative. Which is weird. The rash on his back and arm do look very similar to shingles sometimes, but they don't hurt and he's had them about 9 times per year since he supposedly had shingles.
Avatar m tn I have my first ever rash that is possibly herpes (I am waiting on the results of a viral swab, although the doctor seemed pretty certain it was herpes simplex 1) the rash is located under my arm.