Shingles rash on head

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Avatar f tn Hello, From the symptoms it can be a shingles bump or boil. 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.
Avatar n tn It doesn't sound like shingles. Shingles doesn't tend to start on the head, and if you're getting recurring outbreaks, it's likely to be something other than shingles. Here''s info about how to identify shingles: https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/qa/what-does-a-shingles-rash-look-like And info on other conditions that may look like shingles: https://www.webmd.
Avatar f tn 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. 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. Treatment of shingles includes antiviral drugs, steroids, analgesics and anti viral eye drops.
Avatar f tn I just got over having the rash, on my left shoulder, but now I am having horrible, horrible pain in the back of my head, and on the side of the head, could this be related to the shingles. My Dr. said it would be very painful and gave me tylenol w/ codeine, and an antivral medication.... how long will i feel this bad....please feel free to email, me ***@****.....
Avatar n tn I had a sore throat for a week, before a rash appeared on the right side of my face. I went immediately to an urgent care clinic wen I saw the rash in a mirrow, was diagnosed with herpes zoster opthalmalicus (a recurrence of chickenpox from 49 years ago-- my second attack, the first was at age 28 -25 years ago). I'm taking Valtrex the last 80 hours, & the sores are going away, but only now is the sensitive scalp coming in.
Avatar m tn Postherpetic neuralgia affects nerve fibers and skin, causing burning pain that lasts long after the rash and blisters of shingles disappear. Shingles actually causes injury to the nerves. Though you had the Shingles rash in one area your body - it doesn't mean that it didn't effect other nerve fibers where there was no rash. Nerve pain tends to increase and decrease, even be in different areas and is unpredictably. .
Avatar f tn Hello about a week ago I had shooting pain in my right ear and at the top right side of my head it started to burn like someone was pulling my hair then it went down to the middle of my head in the back of my head and neck on the same side burning it seem to have little lumps here and there so tender that it was so painful I couldn't Touch my head and when I lay my head down at night it was excruciatingly painful.
1712308 tn?1308395494 on the extremities or head the distribution is different.). Prior to the appearance of the rash, there may be some symptoms like fever, fatigue and also pain or discomfort in the areas where the rash will appear afterwards. Often this is mistaken for a pulled muscle or arthritis. On the head, it may present as a one-sided headache.
Avatar m tn In the past 3 weeks there were maybe a couple of occasions when the headaches were pretty bad. The first time I got diagnosed with the shingles without the rash I had really bad headaches. Anyway, if you have any idea what may be causing these symptoms, please let me know. I'm also thinking if anxiety and stress can cause these symptoms as well.
Avatar n tn How long has this been going on? Do you have any kind of rash? Shingles can start out with that before the rash presents. Since you're so uncomfortable with this, you really need to see your doctor. It could be a lot of things. I have that same feeling due to both fibromyalgia and nerve pain from RSD. My son loves to rub my wrist really lightly before he goes to sleep and it is true agony and I usually have to tell him to stop.
Avatar n tn yes i had shingles in my throat and on my head during my divorce..2004.
Avatar n tn It is grossing me out and I have seen the doc, who said ?...maybe shingles, but there is no pain and it is the top of my forehead and not really on either side specifically. I am freaking out here....what else could it be? No fever or other symptoms.
1418615 tn?1282225737 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. 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. Treatment of shingles includes antiviral drugs, steroids, analgesics and anti viral eye drops.
Avatar n tn I went to an urgent care clinic and they diagnosed it a shingles based on that it was only on the left side of my body and the rash was very extensive. They did no culture the lesions. I really do not have any risk for HSV. I have been with the same women for the last 6 years and the only concern we had was HPV. She had it when we first met and I may have had a wart frozen off a few months ago with no return. Is it possible the diagnosis was incorrect?
Avatar f tn I have a weird rash on my entire body. They're aggravated, anywhere from slightly red, to looks-like-I'm-about-to-bleed red, They're all slightly raised bumps, and range in size between the tip of a pencil to the tip of a used crayon. I thought at first it was an allergic reaction, but it's been over a week, and the rash is spreading. My doctor says it may be a form of Rosacea, but I've never been diagnosed.
251991 tn?1239296030 I have pain, burning and little bumps like on my scalp and a rash on my eat that leads just a little patch of a rash near the eat. I have been nauseous with fever and chills, was told by nurse it was shingles, I been on vertex for 3 days now and still sick on and off and the sun and heat make the pain like needles into my head worse and burning, does my diagnose sound right? a week before I dyed my hair and a day before it came on I mowed grass. What is your opinion?
Avatar f tn This rash shown in photo attached has appeared on my daughter (aged almost 16). It is also in larger patches in other areas including under the breast Anyone have any idea what it looks like? It seems raised and she said it is painful to touch. Her arm on this side is also aching when she lifts it. See pic attached. Thanks.
Avatar n tn There are sometimes, I think, small bumps/rash associated. The outside of my left ear also itches. It has gone on for 3-4 months. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn I am not sure what this is but I have had this as well on and off for years and it drives me insane. I get patches on my head, my lower back, arms, legs and stomach. No rash at all there and it lasts about a day. I wish I knew what it was and shingles is what I was thinking for for all this time could I have it come and go?
Avatar m tn Back in March I had my first case of shingles on the right side of my head. My ear hurt to the touch and I had a terrible headache and earache, along with pain on the right side of my throat (like a sore throat but more "stabby"). I initially thought it was just a bad ear infection and even my doctor thought the same and prescribed antibiotics. Nearly a week later I wasn't any better, and NOW could see inflammation and a rash on my ear.
Avatar f tn be sure to tell the receptionist on the phone it might be shingles! This is SO important. The very young, the pregnent, and the elderly are extremely suseptable to this type of herpe virus. If it is shingles, you will experience blister type sores and some oozing...much like poisen ivy, with itch and alot of pain...described as a burning sensation. This type of virus lies dormant in everyone that has ever had chicken pox.
Avatar n tn was it a visual diagnosis or did they do a swab?
Avatar n tn i have had shingles on the right side of my head and behind my ear but no rash only two spots at the front of my neck the pain in my head is awful even after two weeks can you help
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Shingles 3 days ago and have been taking anti viral and pain control medications since then. The rash is from my forehead over my right eyebrow into my head but luckily no blisters below my eyebrow. My eyelid has been gradually becoming more swollen and so it is drooping very badly where I am having trouble with my vision and it feels as though something is irritating the eye surface. I am having alot of pain around the eye and also my ear.
Avatar n tn It could be the sensitivity that is felt before zoster (shingles) appears, although no one will be able to tell that until a rash appears in the affected area, and that may take 3-4 days. If no rash appears by then, then something else is going on. I don't think laundry detergent can explain this. I suggest you check with a doctor in a couple of days if the symptoms persist or if a rash appears. Best. Dr.