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Suggest treatment for burning and tingling sensation in calf

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Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014
Question: hi, I have a burning and tingling sensation in my left calf of leg, it comes and goes, sometime I get in calf, sometime I get in buttock and some time I get in shin of leg. I have a contact with the person who had shingles before, I am scare I do not why I am getting this kind of symptoms. I already had my chicken pox vaccine before, is it shingle possible? I have a tiny blister in my left side of abdomen, I used vanic moisturing cream it went right way. can you help what can I do?
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Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Nerve pathology suspected, shingles unlikely

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

Tingling sensation on skin over calf and buttock is most probably due to nerve related disease.
Shingles causes blistering distributed over a single dermatome and tingling sensation and pain distributed over that dermatome.
Dermatome is the part of skin supplied by a single nerve trunk.
Buttock and calf are supplied by different nerve trunks and lie in different dermatomes, thus, shingles is an unlikely possibility.
I suggest you to consult a physician for clinical assessment and relevant investigations to find out the cause of symptoms.

If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.
Dr Shailja P Wahal


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Follow up: Dr. Shailja Puri (22 minutes later)
I have a pain on the same region and itching little bit in some part of the body which comes and goes, I do not have blister but when I had a chicken pox vaccine a couple month ago, it gave me headache too, I got same irritable headache I am experience different thing, that's why I was thinking some thing reaction going on. What is possibility get a shingle if I hang out with people who have shingles?
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Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Serological test for shingles suggested

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome again,
Shingles is caused by reactivation of virus in ones own nerve trunk.
Thus, if the virus is present in your own nerve trunk from previous infection, shigles can occur irrespective of fact whether you had contact with infected person or not.
Vaccination can cause symptoms of fever, headache or pain localized to site of vaccination.
The tingling sensation that you are experiencing now are not very characterstic of shingles, however, you can get serological test for shingles for the infection.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal

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Brief Answer: Nerve pathology suspected, shingles unlikely Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic. Tingling sensation on skin over calf and buttock is most probably due to nerve related disease. Shingles causes blistering distributed over a single dermatome and tingling sensation and pain distributed over that dermatome. Dermatome is the part of skin supplied by a single nerve trunk. Buttock and calf are supplied by different nerve trunks and lie in different dermatomes, thus, shingles is an unlikely possibility. I suggest you to consult a physician for clinical assessment and relevant investigations to find out the cause of symptoms. If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer. Dr Shailja P Wahal