Shingles rash recurring

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Avatar f tn I've been experiencing a recurring rash on my left buttock for over a year. I went to a health clinic and was told it was from the Varicella virus. I tested negative for Herpes Simplex and the doctor said it looks like Shingles but it's difficult to know for sure. It's extremely mild and quite itchy and it keeps coming back every three to five weeks in just that one place. Does this sound like any other type of rash or has anyone experienced Shingles like this?
Avatar n tn Recurring shingles is a bit of an oxymoron. It is unusual, though not terribly so, to have one recurrence. But more than that? Very unusual. To be certain, I think a swab test for varicella zoster virus is essential.
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 n tn Thank God I have found this. I truly am not alone. I am 32, healthy other than recurring shingles. I've had recurring shingles for 7 years. I'Ve seen multiple Dr's. I'm currently under the care of a dermatologist. No one wants to believe it's shingles, bc it reoccurs and I am young and otherwise healthy. I've been tested for herpes simplex I and II, both negative. HIV negative.
Avatar f tn Not long after he got a skin rash on his back and was diagnosed with shingles, but the rash comes back every now and then and has spread to a small area near his armpit. We don't live in the same state anymore, so we can't go back to that doctor. But recently, a friend of mine in medical school showed us a picture of a herpes encephalitis rash on a man's lower back that he saw in a text book and it looks just like my husband's rash...
Avatar f tn I am a 25 year old female. I have been having an outbreak on my forehead and scalp almost every year since I was about 12 of what was initially diagnosed as impetigo and later as shingles. Every time I have an outbreak I take valtrex and use zovirax cream and it clears right up. It isn't as painful as most people's so I considered myself lucky. My mother has recurring shingles as well. Also, I am a lesbian. I have NEVER had sex or oral sex with a male.
Avatar f tn my husband gets shingles but he also once while dating he got a rash on his butt and I put cream on it 3 years later I have the samme patch on my butt and swollen lymph noded on both sides of stomach did I get herpes 2 from him This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/242300'>Herpes of Anal Fissure</a>.
Avatar n tn m now having a endoscopy to test for celiac disease. The celiac panelI had for that showed elevation, but not conclusive. The recurring rash, with accompanying severe pain to hip/leg and exhaustion for days before, is wearing me down. Advised to take two 250 mg. Famvir every day now--it makes me nauseas. The last rash moved from the lower spine area (the quarter sized) to a larger rash in the periformus area--moving closer to the hip.
Avatar f tn Wendy, It is Jan 2011 and I have my second rash (2 weeks free) exactly as you describe it. I had shingles back in July. My doctor said it was a herpes rash and no treatment helped but it is back again so any more ideas!
893721 tn?1241560424 I am diagnosed as having hyper before and at the moment hypothyroid. I have had a shingles rash 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 section of rash is still visible just not red...it's more white patches that become red on and off) It's 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 conscious about.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn Shingles rarely reoccurs - less than 5% of folks who ever get a shingles recurrence ever get another. Make sure she gets proper testing done on this rash to confirm that indeed it is shingles. A visual diagnosis is inappropriate at this point.
Avatar m tn For the last year and a half, I have had recurring rashes. They are typically clusters of itchy bumps that puff into bigger bumps when I itch them, and are sometimes red and sometimes not. I originally got them on my inner thighs, but they appear also behind my knees, 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 occasionally on the neck.
Avatar n tn For about 3 years now, I have had recurring blisters and a rash 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.
1704915 tn?1357601254 This could be a heat rash...or a rash from continuous rubbing ( from your legs rubbing together as you walk.) Bad clothing...some contain latex, chemicals, etc that your body is protesting to...can also include detergents etc. Sweat rash is also possible, as are insect bites. Fungal infection/jock itch, soaps, shingles, STDs, ( syphilis, herpes, or warts; cause rashes on the inner thighs in both women and men.
Avatar f tn It is not necessary that shingles will present with a rash and can present as atypical shingles also. Mostly shingles is accompanied by a very painful rash, but sometimes shingles pain occurs without a rash. This condition is known as zoster sine herpete. In the absence of a rash, pain in the chest or the back may be so severe as to occasionally be mistaken for a heart attack, a lung infection or spinal problem.
Avatar f tn 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. HELP!!! I have been around about 100 kids under 5 over the past month and at least 2 of them have been diagnosed with chicken pox, which I had as a child and I had the shot... Could this be herpes or is there another explanation?
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 n tn Can my shingles rash spread from contact with my blistered rash to unaffected areas on my body? Or for example if I itch the rash then touch my face, can it spread to my face? Also, if my sheets, or clothing get fluid from the blisters on them can it spread the rash from contact? I want to do as much as possible to not spread the rash to other areas of my body, especially my face.
Avatar m tn 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..
689528 tn?1364135841 I came up with a rash that is actually quite painful and itchy. I have had shingles once and it's similar but it's been so long that I don't remember. I'm going to post 2 pics in my profile. One is from a couple days ago and one is today. I can't tell if it's shingles or a fungal infection or what. I can't put pressure on it.