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    Is itchy skin with burning sensation sign of shingles?

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Posted on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: How do I know if I have shingles?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 11 minutes later
Burning skin in a line, vesicular eruptions are classical. Please post detailed history and photos of the affected skin

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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 12 minutes later
What I thought was a series of bug bites in a row a week ago. Extremely itchy sometimes burning sensatio. Painful as if there were a large bruise on my side. n
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Looks to be insect bites.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your history and clear pictures.
The photos are suggestive of insect bite as you have suspected as these are not the classical lesions of Shingles and are localized to one small area.
Itching again is indicative of the same.
I would advise you the following in such a situation:
To take an antihistamine like Cetirizine.
Oral steroids if the itching is persistent; needs a prescription.
Avoid application of soap and such chemical till healing of this area.
Your Doctor would have second opinion if needed.

I hope this answers your query, please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 13 minutes later
Thank you
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thanks forappreciation

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome.

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