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Muscle pain followed by rash spreading over the area with black looking bacteria. Suspicion of shingles. What are the chances?

First I thought it was just muscle pains in my leg until the area got red and started looking rash like yet didnt itch , now it look infected and has black looking bacteria I believe in the rash bumps , this was only in one area but now its spreading and a clinic doctor thinks its shingles but I dont believe so could you give me your opinion ?
Asked On : Mon, 23 Apr 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Skin lesions like the one you have do need a direct examination for proper diagnosis. It is difficult to comment on the type of lesion without the benefit of actually seeing the lesion. Please consult a dermatologist in person for the diagnosis and further treatment.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Mon, 23 Apr 2012
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