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Told as fungal infection. Skin is itchy and flared up. What is the condition of the skin?

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please tell me what this skin condition is, ive been told it could be a fyngal infection, to shingles...It started off really itchy, that flared up to a cluster of hard,red , sensitive to the bumps.
Posted Fri, 15 Nov 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 19 minutes later
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Hello,
Thanks for the query and photographs,
It is looking more like shingles.
I would like to know the following additional things to reach a closer diagnosis.
1. Lesions appeared first or you developed itch first?
2. Is it a single localised patch or there is a large area covered by the rash.
3 you had any stress in past one week, mental or physical stress.

Please answer the above so I can help you better.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you
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Follow-up: Told as fungal infection. Skin is itchy and flared up. What is the condition of the skin? 4 hours later
its a single localised , the pictures is one spot.. it started to itch first.. I am on axiety ,lipotor and thyroid medicine
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 8 hours later
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Hello.
Thanks for the follow up.
There are two conditions which present like this.
1. Shingles, which mainly present with pain is not localised to just a patch.
2. Allergic contact dermatitis, which is itchy and is localised.
The two can be differentiated either by spread or by tests.
Please apply calamine lotion. It helps in both conditions, also take anti histamine tablet like cetrizine. Keep a watch on lesions, whether they are spreading.
Thank you
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Follow-up: Told as fungal infection. Skin is itchy and flared up. What is the condition of the skin? 22 hours later
hi I have taken another picture, seems like the lesions are turning to sores, and it seems I have two on my chest, under my arm pit and one new one on my back
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 12 hours later
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Hello,
Thanks for the follow up and sorry for replying late.
It is looking like shingles now.
Please XXXXXXX a dermatologist,antivirals must be started for you.
These are prescription drugs.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
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