Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

199 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Does shingles cause blisters on the body?

Answered by
Dr. Rahul Kumar


Practicing since :2010

Answered : 6276 Questions

Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2014 in Infections
Question: Hi I was dx with shingles at the top of buttcrack when i was 19 it recurred in same spot one year 45 now and have had a few instances with blister lower in crack and it is becoming frequently now .i have blisters on one side right now.I have been tested for herpes when i had my infertility treatment 6 yrs ago and once when younger both negative .im scared this is happening all the time and always in the same area .is it still the shingles causing this??and why so often now .although i have had severe stress the last 5years.any reply would be great
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: details below Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Yes you are correct. It is the shingles virus causing these blisters. Actually the shingles virus remains in nerves for life time. It cannot be totally eradicated. when ever a person gets physical or mental stress the body immunity goes down and virus flares up. Best way to avoid this is to avoid stress. Once there is flare up treatment remains same. Hope you understood. Let me know if you have any other doubts. thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 12 minutes later
was,wondering why it is coming back si often now could it be hormonal as well since i am in peri menopause? and is it normal to show up in areas a couple inches apart
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 16 hours later
Brief Answer: Details below Detailed Answer: Hello No it is not hormonal. It is related to stress. Yes it is possible that the lesions come a few inches apart. Please take treatment if fresh lesions are there. And try to be tension free. Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Chickenpox

doctor1 MD

hi my 5 month old baby has a cough, congestion, and is now getting little red spots on his scalp, forehead, back, and chest. I believe they are starting to itch because he scrattched the one on his forehead and broke the skin. Could this be chicken pox or something else?

doctor1 MD

I have had shingles nine times, yes I had the shot for them. That was the fourth time I got them, a severe reaction to the shot. I take Acyclovir 400mg now four times a day and have been taking it in declining and increasing doses for over a year. This has been 4x daily for 6 months. Whenevere the dose is decreased, after six months 3x daily, etc. They reoccurr. I ve had them on my legs, thighs, arms, armpit, and butt cheek. I did have chicken pox and measles at the same time as a child. Why am I getting shingles so often and what can I do to prevent them?

doctor1 MD

I have Chiken pox from last two days my age is 24 yers. I eat daly Zovirax-800 one tab 5times and Compodem one tab two times. and one Deslor tab on bed time During chicken pox when i used calosoft loton? or other lotions. Please tell me the name and use of other lotions.

doctor1 MD

hi sir am a enfected from harpes zoster about 6 month ago . now am batter but due to this deasease in my left face some have black dot . i cunsult a doctor , he advised me venusia cream and sensival ,and glacex- omega 3. now i am found that my skin is whiting in my face i mean white dag(vitiligo) what am do

doctor1 MD

For the past 11-months I have survived a case of shingles , with the resulting left-side back and stomach rash and itching approaching zero, which I understand is about the 1-year normal cycle for this condition. I was reading in yesterday's...

doctor1 MD

What can can cause a rash all over body after a high fever and flu like symptoms in an adult?

doctor1 MD

my 6 yrs son is having fever . There are 5~6 pipmles in his body, developed in last 2 days. Fever is started just now, body is little warm temperature is 99. seems to be its first stage of chickenpox . plz suggest.