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How Can Singles Be Diagnosed?

My daughter has all of the signs of shingles & the rash looks like shingles but they are located directly below her belly button & directly on her spine. However, we are told that they can t be shingles because they are directly in the center & not on one side or the other. Is there a rare possibility that it could still be shingles?
Tue, 27 Feb 2018
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Hello,

It is unlikely. Shingles follow a nerve route and usually only on one side of the body, not in the center. However, it could be another form of herpes virus (shingles is a type of herpes virus). Fluid from the blisters could be sent for analysis.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Kathy Robinson
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How Can Singles Be Diagnosed?

Hello, It is unlikely. Shingles follow a nerve route and usually only on one side of the body, not in the center. However, it could be another form of herpes virus (shingles is a type of herpes virus). Fluid from the blisters could be sent for analysis. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Kathy Robinson