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What causes cluster of rash like pimples on back?

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Question: I have discovered a cluster of rash like pimples on my back this am left hand side under bra strap -.no pain - some look like they are v slightly blistery - am wondering what they are and could they be shingles - I did have chicken ok as a child
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Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
could be shingles/insect bite/furuncles

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
from the description, I could think of three possibilities
Herpes zoster
insect bite
multiple furuncles.

Usually these three have some degree of associated pain or burning sensation
I would request that you resend a better quality pic where I can see the lesions clearly, the uploaded pic has a poor resolution and hence lesions are not appreciable.
hoping to hear from you soon.
Take care

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What causes cluster of rash like pimples on back?

Brief Answer: could be shingles/insect bite/furuncles Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. from the description, I could think of three possibilities Herpes zoster insect bite multiple furuncles. Usually these three have some degree of associated pain or burning sensation I would request that you resend a better quality pic where I can see the lesions clearly, the uploaded pic has a poor resolution and hence lesions are not appreciable. hoping to hear from you soon. Take care .