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Rash in the right side of the trunk, spreading to pelvis, buttocks, itching, forming scabs. Suggestions?

I have a rash that started on my right side torso, that I thought was a spider bite . I was put on antibiotics, it s gotten better but it seems to be spreading down my right side my pelvis area and now on my buttocks? What could it be. I seem to itch and makes scabs that are much bigger than the original rash, and just in one spot out of the rash
Asked On : Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Hello sir,

It seems you have developed Herpes zoster (shingles). It needs to be treated as soon as possible. But first the diagnosis need to be established by consulting a qualified dermatologist. The points in favor of shingles are:
1. It is unilateral (confined to 1 side of body)
2. the rash consists of vesicles (fluid filled), so it tends to become crusted
Answered: Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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