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Red rashes all over body, itching, started as blisters on fingers. Due to shingles?

Hi there, I have a red rash all over my body - when I itch it leaves red marks, and it has not responded to anti histamine . I thought it might bean allergy to washing powered, but even parts of my body not in contact with fabric are itching. It started as a bumpy, blisters rash between my fingers and ow my whole body. I am worried I might have shingles again? Thank you for ay advice you can offer.
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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Hi ,

Thanks for writing in.

The rashes can be contact dermatitis,insect bite reaction,dermatitis herpetiformis, chickenpox etc.
Apply cooling and soothing lotion like aloe vera over the area .

Shingles occurs in perticular dermatome and it would not spread to all over the body.
Take tablet fexofenadine 180 mg twice daily.Also oral steroids can help a lot in stopping the spread of the lesions.

Hope this helps.

Dr Sudarshan
MD dermatologist
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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